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Ireland has been popular with tourists for its picturesque suburbs. One of these small but scenic suburbs is Blackrock. The village and suburb occupies a position in Corck City, Ireland. In the beginning, when Blackrock was only a tiny fishing hamlet, it had not gained much prominence. But, today as the village is fast catching up with urban lifestyle; it has become incorporated into Cork City.

Blackrock is also popular for its sporting traditions. It has largely contributed towards promoting the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). And it is due to this promotion that the suburb has managed to give birth to a number of recognizable names in the field of games and sports. The suburb of Blackrock is also home to a number of sports clubs. Some famous names among these include St Michaels’s Gaelic Football Club (The Dazzlers for short), Blackrock National Hurling Club (The Rockies for short). The latter has the eminence of being among Ireland’s most successful clubs.

For Mathematics lovers, Blackrock has to offer some beautifully nostalgic moments. It is the place where George Boole, the inventor of Boolean algebra stayed. He spent his time during his tenure as a Professor at Cork University College. You can of course pay homage to this great genius by visiting his grave at St Michael’s Church of Ireland. The church is located on the Church Road.

Today, Blackrock offers travelers much of its old world charm. There are a number of castles that still remind you of the glorious medieval era. Apart from that, visitors can spend some time indulging in recreational activities. The finest way to absorb the glory of the bygone days is certainly by undertaking a walk on the streets and lanes of Blackford. The Blackrock Castle and the Dundanion Castle are among the most visited in Blackford. Although these buildings are not all intact, the remains can take you back in time and leave you with some unforgettable memories of the past.

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