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 baths at night time
Situated right on the bay, heavy rainfall floods the baths
The way in…
All that is left is the skeleton of the building
The steps leading down are unstable, rusty and broken
The handlebars on either side split at the slightest touch
This is where customers would have paid the admission fee and received wire baskets for their clothes.
The roof is shattered and weather-beaten.
The wallpaper is crumbling, the floor is covered in moss and wire baskets are strewn across the floor.
Paintings of Disney characters remain on the walls which are remembered fondly by former customers.
The ground is covered in baskets, clothes and rubble.
The walls are covered in graffiti, and the key was gone.
One of the flights of steps leading upstairs. The ground surface was soft and rotting.
These lockers were located beside the main hall. Their use is unknown.