Dún Laoghaire Baths – overview

It is great to (finally) hear that the long-requested development of the new Dún Laoghaire Baths will commence in the coming weeks.

This project will transform the seafront landscape in Dún Laoghaire and will reinvent the area as a destination for sea swimmers and sea sports enthusiasts from far and wide.

The new Dún Laoghaire Baths, which has been designed by dlr Architects’ Department, will see a new public café linked to an outdoor terrace with views over Dublin Bay, along with studio workspaces for artists, and new lifeguard facilities. There will also be public toilet facilities at street level, which will be fully accessible, and a new jetty and changing area for easy access to the water’s edge for swimmers and landing points for canoes, kayaks and other small water sports equipment.

It is anticipated that the development will about two years to complete and will open to the public in Spring 2020. The new Dún Laoghaire Baths will be a long-term, public amenity for the area and county; the site will provide a connection between Newtownsmith and the People’s Park, and pedestrian access all along the seafront. the cost of the project will be approximately €10 million and has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Full details available here.

Dún Laoghaire Baths - jetty

 

Dún Laoghaire Baths - architect's impression Newtownsmith

 

Dún Laoghaire Baths - architect's impression East Pier

 

Dún Laoghaire Baths - dlr Times 2018

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