Community Groups in Blackrock Village
With a strong sense of community in Blackrock Village, we are lucky to have a wide variety of community groups that are extremely active. Our village offers activities for all ages, communities that volunteer, such as Tidy Towns, as well as choirs and sports groups. Keen to put community first, we encourage all members of Blackrock Village to support our community groups.
29th Dublin Blackrock Scouts
Our group celebrates it’s 75th Birthday in 2015. We are a member of Scouting Ireland. Scouting Ireland is a multi-denominational, co-educational, youth based association across the entire island of Ireland. Blackrock Scouts have our own scout den and grounds just by the sea. We offer weekend activities and weekly meetings to young people between the ages of 6 and 21. We have a long history in the community of Blackrock. Between our different age groups we teach scouting skills such as pioneering, hiking, rock climbing, backwoods survival training, canoeing,
first aid and other really useful skills.
Website : www.29thdublin.org
Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club
Blackrock Bowling & Tennis Club was founded in 1906 and is located on Green Road, close to Blackrock village. We are very much a family orientated club and are always looking to welcome new members to both Bowling and Tennis sections.
Social and league tennis takes right through the year. There is always activity on the courts, with floodlights allowing tennis to be played up to 10pm each evening.
Bowls is a great sport and pastime for all ages. The Bowling season runs from early April, until the end of September. We are always happy to show you around the club’s facilities and even get you out on the green have a go at bowls.
If you would like to find out more about our club, why not come along to our open day on Sunday, April 10th. We will be kicking off at 2pm.
Website : http://www.blackrockbtc.ie
The Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin Hospice is a purpose-built modern facility with a beautiful garden. The dedicated team of staff provides specialist palliative care, respite care, symptom control and end-of-life care in wonderful surroundings which greatly enhances the experiences of both our patients and their loved ones. They follow in the long tradition of their sister Hospice in Harold’s Cross and carry
on the ethos and values of the Religious Sisters of Charity.
Website : http://www.olh.ie/8-blackrock-hospice
Blackrock Tidy Towns
Established in September 2007 when a group of residents, traders and other interested parties met to discuss setting up a Tidy Towns Committee for Blackrock. We entered the national Tidy Towns competition for the first time in 2008. In 2012 we won two awards at the County Tidy Districts Awards. We took 2nd prize in the large town category. Our second reward was the Most Improved Town awards. Our awards are on display in Blackrock Shopping Centre.
Founded in 2001, Frascati Singers are a mixed voice choral group based in Blackrock Co. Dublin and now boasts a membership of over 35 singers. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 – 10.00 pm (approximately in line with the secondary school term) in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall on Mount Merrion Avenue in Blackrock.
We specialise in singing in a wide range of styles – sacred, folk, popular, seasonal and modern, and in a variety of languages.
Under our current director, Eunan McDonald, we are continuing our program of participation in festivals and local concerts. Our annual Christmas Concert is held each year in early December in St. Andrew’s Church and on 21st May 2017 we are performing Verdi’s Gloria, as well as some summer favourites, in All Saint’s Church on Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock.
New members, in particular additional tenors and basses, are welcome to audition to join.
Contact us on 087-357 376, by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or look for us on Facebook or on twitter (@frascatisingers)
Founded in the early nineties the Blackrock Society provides members with talks and outings of a historical and literary nature. Meetings take place on a monthly basis in Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Eireann in Monkstown. For information on the Society please contact the Chairperson at ph. 288 9195.
Blackrock/ Monkstown Active Retirement Association
This group meets every Thursday at 2pm in the Parish Centre, St John the Baptist Church. Activities include P.E, Bridge, Italian Class and Book Club. Outings, holidays and other events are arranged. New members welcome.
Carraig Tennis Club
Irish Countrywomen's Association-Blackrock Guild
The Irish Countrywomen’s Association is organised in local Guilds which are part of the Dublin Federation. We offer a varied programme of activity including trips and visits, crafts and art, interesting speakers, competitions and a whole lot more. Fun, friendship and support are at the centre of everything that we do.
Blackrock Guild monthly meetings take place every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (September to June) at 7.30 p.m. in Holy Family Resource Cenre, Kill o’the Grange.
Joining an ICA guild is easy – you can email us at email@example.com
Urban Junction provides social, educational and faith-based activities for children, young people and adults in the community of Blackrock. Our website http://www.urban-junction.com/ aims to give you an overview of what happens at Urban Junction and to allow you to see what you might like to get involved in. Everyone in the community is welcome to take part and most activities are without charge.
Website : http://www.urban-junction.com/