Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Blackthorn Burns Down! by midatlanticcce
September 18, 2010, 9:00 pm
Filed under: CIAW, New York

Blackthorne Resort lost to fire

Fun and festivity at the 13th Anniversary Catskill Mountain Thunder motorcycle celebration at Blackthorne Resort, in East Durham, turned to fire, loss, and heartbreak Saturday afternoon as the facility’s main building was lost to a massive fire during the middle of the third day of the weekend long event.

The building contained Blackthorne’s pub, nightclub, dining room, and lodging.

We all know how important the Blackthorn is to East Durham and this is a great loss.  In light of the news, I think Paul Keating said it best on Facebook and echo what many are thinking:

The news of the devastating fire at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham is so grim but thinking so much of the Handel Family who put their blood, sweat and tears into the place for so long and helped keep East Durham Alive through their hard work and sheer determination to keep it a resort area. They will need a lot of support to overcome this massive setback but I know there are many out there willing to help them in whatever ways it takes.

Keep the Handel family in your thoughts!


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