Blackrock Cottage, Galway

Salthill Promenade,
Salthill, Galway
Eircode: H91 WC2D

HIstory of Blackrock Cottage

Did you know that up until the mid-19th century, there was a quaint little cluster of cottages at Blackrock? Well, there were – up until one stormy night in 1839. A night that became known as the Big Wind. This is because the storm and wind quite literally blew these cottages away and all that remained was the shell of Blackrock Cottage.

We’re all familiar with those treacherous gusts and rough tides, but this really puts it in perspective.