Black­rock Vil­lage plaza fes­ti­val to­day

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The new river­side plaza in Cork’s Black­rock vil­lage will host the first Black­rock Vil­lage Fes­ti­val from 2pm to 6pm to­day, fea­tur­ing live en­ter­tain­ment, an open mar­ket, pup­petry, and boat rac­ing on the River Lee.

Lord Mayor Tony Fitzger­ald said the city was de­lighted to sup­port the com­mu­nity, and help cel­e­brate its his­tory and her­itage, fol­low­ing its in­vest­ment of €2.5m in the har­bour re­newal and pub­lic realm pro­ject. For­mer mayor, and lo­cal coun­cil­lor, Des Cahill, said: “This is yet an­other ex­am­ple of the city coun­cil’s com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the unique­ness of in­di­vid­ual com­mu­ni­ties.” Traf­fic re­stric­tions will be in place for the event.

Paul Walsh, Jerry Crow­ley, Orla O’Byrne, Deirdre Mother­way, Bar­rie Kenny, Sean O’Leary and Des Cahill at the launch of the fes­ti­val.

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