Community Links

Community Links

St Francis NS Facebook Page for parents – a closed group administered by our Parent’s Association

The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock

Blackrock Village Website

Jascom Consulting Limited is a Dundalk based award winning digital studio specialising in web design and run by a parent of St Francis NS. We are very grateful for his help in putting together this website!

Paula Kavanagh is a wedding and portrait photographer based in the North East (Dundalk, Co Louth) providing a relaxed and friendly photography service and working throughout Ireland.
As a parent of pupils at St Francis, Paula regularly takes photographs at special school events and we are very grateful to her for much of the photography on this website.

Blackrock Tidy Towns is one of the principal community groups in the village. Their objective is to make Blackrock a better place in which to live, and a more pleasant place to visit.
Their current committee comprises John Horan (chair), Larry Magnier (executive manager and PRO), Brian McElroy (treasurer), Marie McCallion (schools liaison), Richard Martin, Gerry Hughes, Ann Fennelly, Attracta Roche, Garrett Shine, and Michael Dunleavy.
For more information call 087 2642064, or email You can also find them on Facebook

Blackrock Park is a facility for all the community built by the community. Recent developments include a new sports area for local teens, a bio diversity area and a playground.
These and future initiatives are funded by a combination of community fundraising and grant aid. You can find them on Facebook.


Geraldines GAA Founded in 1904, Geraldines GFC a hugely successful club has returned to the senior ranks of Louth football in 2014, representing the parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock.



The Primary School Curriculum for Parenting and education in Ireland


Health Promotion

Drugwatch Children’s Comprehensive Health Guide – From Newborn to Preteen
When should my baby see a doctor? How does bullying affect my preteen? What medications are potentially dangerous for children? These are common questions parents have as their children reach different stages of their growth and development. Some children may face obesity, diabetes or hearing loss; others may require glasses or an EpiPen for allergies. You can promote children’s well-being by learning how their bodies grow, what diseases or disorders to look out for and how to identify risky products.

Children’s Nutrition Guide from Nifty Benefits


Primary Schools

There are two other national schools in our parish:
1. St Oliver Plunkett National School, Blackrock
2. St Fursey’s National School, Haggardstown


Secondary Schools in the area

De La Salle College, Castleblaney Road Dundalk Co. Louth
Colaiste Rís, Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth
O Fiaich College, Dublin Road Dundalk Co. Louth
St Louis Secondary School, Dun Lughaidh Dundalk Co Louth
Dundalk Grammar School, Dundalk Co Louth.  See Video here
St Mary’s College, Dundalk Co Louth.  See Video here
Pobailcholaiste Chú Chulainn, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Bush Post Primary School, Riverstown Dundalk Co Louth
St Vincent’s Secondary School, Seatown Place Dundalk Co. Louth