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Dun Laoghaire 'Urban Beach' Greenlit By Planners

1st December 2014
Dun Laoghaire 'Urban Beach' Greenlit By Planners

#DunLaoghaire - Plans for an 'urban beach' at Dun Laoghaire's waterfront first mooted more than a year ago have been given the green light by planning authorities, according to the Irish Independent.

As previously reported on, the €2.5 million scheme is inspired by the Badeschiff in Berlin and will comprise and artificial beach with a floating heated swimming pool on a barge, with a café, changing areas and other facilities in temporary modular pods.

According to The Irish Times, it's expected that access to the East Pier beach – which will operate for six months each year – will cost the same as the average cinema ticket, generating as much as €1 million each year.

Locals who voiced opposition to the scheme in last year's public consultation hope that this money will go towards restoration of the derelict Victorian baths nearby.

To see photographs showing the proposed site in Dun Laoghaire, and photomontages of the initial conceptual design click HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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