Blackrock Village plaza festival today
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.