An Charraig Dhubh
|County:||Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County|
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Blackrock (Irish: An Charraig Dhubh) is a suburban town and district located south of the city of Dublin, in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County, Ireland, 3 km (1. Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. The County of Dun Laoghaire&ndashRathdown (Contae Dhún Laoghaire&ndashRáth an Dúin is a county in Ireland formed from part of the old county of Dublin Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world 9 mi) northwest of Dún Laoghaire. Dún Laoghaire (in Irish d̪ˠuːn̪ˠ ˈɫeːrʲə sometimes spelled Dún Laoire; Anglicised as Dunleary, dʌn ˈlɪəri is a suburban
It has a large area, rising from sea level on the coast to 90m at White's Cross on the N11. The town has a range of industries, notably in the IT and service areas.
There are many places of historical significance within the area. The childhood home of Lord Edward FitzGerald, Frescati House, was here until 1983, when it was demolished as part of the completion of Roches Stores' new shopping centre. Frescati (sometimes misspelled 'Frascati' was an estate situated in Blackrock Dublin, between the mountains and the sea  The Cross Avenue was the site of the assassination of Kevin O'Higgins, and was also where Eamon de Valera lived after his Presidential term ended. Kevin Christopher O'Higgins (Caoimhín Críostóir Ó hUigín 7 June 1892 &ndash 10 July 1927 was an Irish politician who served as Vice-President of the Executive Council Éamon de Valera (ˈeɪmən dɛvəˈlɛrə (born Edward George de Valera) (14 October 1882 &ndash 29 August 1975 was one of the dominant political figures in 20th century Linden Convalescent Home, where President de Valera died, is also in Blackrock but is now an apartment complex although the original building is still intact. The writer James Joyce lived in a house known as Leoville on Carysfort Avenue for one year in the early 1890's. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 &ndash 13 January 1941 was an Irish expatriate writer widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the This house is still extant. The writer Flann O'Brien lived at 4 Avoca Terrace and later at 81 Merrion Avenue. Brian O'Nolan (Brian Ó Nualláin (5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966 was an Irish novelist and satirist best known for his novels An Béal Bocht, At Both houses are still extant.
Also located in Blackrock are several secondary schools, such as Rosemont Secondary School for Girls, Sion Hill Dominican College, St. Andrew's College, Blackrock College and Newpark School, as well as Newpark Music School, incorporating Newpark Jazz School. St Andrew's College ( Irish: Coláiste Naomh Aindriú) - is a Co-educational inter-denominational international day School, founded Blackrock College (Coláiste na Carraige Duibhe is a Catholic, private voluntary, fee-paying Secondary school for boys located in Williamstown Newpark Comprehensive School ( Irish: Scoil Chuimsitheach na Páirce Nua) is a non-fee paying Co-educational comprehensive Secondary school Newpark Comprehensive School ( Irish: Scoil Chuimsitheach na Páirce Nua) is a non-fee paying Co-educational comprehensive Secondary school Newpark Comprehensive School ( Irish: Scoil Chuimsitheach na Páirce Nua) is a non-fee paying Co-educational comprehensive Secondary school
The primary schools in the area include Carysfort N. S. , Guardian Angels N. S. , Willow Park (at Blackrock College), St. Augustine's, All Saints and Our Lady of Mercy N. S.
Carysfort College was a large teacher training college located in the area, until its closure in 1988 and is now operated as the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, part of University College Dublin. Our Lady of Mercy College Carysfort (commonly known as Carysfort College) was an important College of Education in Dublin, Ireland from its The UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin is located in Blackrock in Dublin, University College Dublin (UCD (An Coláiste Ollscoile Baile Átha Cliath - formally known as University College Dublin - National University of Ireland Dublin (An
There is also a private clinic, Blackrock Clinic (in the Williamstown locality). This was built on the site of Rosefield House.
The town hall was completed in 1865 while the Carnegie Library and the Technical Institute were built in 1905. The site for the Technical Institute was presented to the Town Commissioners by a resident, William Field MP, in 1898. 
The Blackrock baths have fallen into dilapidation since their closure and have been sold to developers Treasury Holdings, who have raised the possibility of building high-rise apartments on the site.
Blackrock is home to the Ian Davis School of learning set up in the late 1980’s to help under privileged youths with foreign language studies. In 2004, a plaque was dedicated to Ian Davis in the centre of the village.