The Dun Laoghaire Baths are situated in Dun Laoghaire, South Dublin, Ireland. They date back to the 1790’s and used to act as a public place to swim, bathe and relax. There were different types of baths available to customers such as sea and fresh water, hot and cold baths, sulphur, seaweed and Russian and hot sea-water baths and childrens paddling pools. During the late 1970’s heated indoor pools were added to the collection and a water park which was named “Rainbow Rapids”. Unfortunately, the site was shut down in 1997.
The way in…
The baths at night time
Paintings of Disney characters remain on the walls which are remembered fondly by former customers.
One of the flights of steps leading upstairs. The ground surface was soft and rotting.
Situated right on the bay, heavy rainfall floods the baths
All that is left is the skeleton of the building
The roof is shattered and weather-beaten.
These lockers were located beside the main hall. Their use is unknown.
The wallpaper is crumbling, the floor is covered in moss and wire baskets are strewn across the floor.
The handlebars on either side split at the slightest touch
The ground is covered in baskets, clothes and rubble.
The steps leading down are unstable, rusty and broken
The walls are covered in graffiti, and the key was gone.
This is where customers would have paid the admission fee and received wire baskets for their clothes.