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Dun Laoghaire Baths Renovation
Aerial view of Dun Laoghaire Baths
Wheelchair users have highlighted accessibility issues at the newly reopened Dun Laoghaire Baths — with the current temporary ramps deemed as too steep. As The Journal reports, one accessibility advocate described the ramps to the lower-level amphitheatre as “disgraceful”. “They…
The Dun Laoghaire RNLI and local Coastguard reunite the labrador dog with her owners at the steps of the new Roger Casement Pier at Dun Laoghaire baths
The Coast Guard requested the Dun Laoghaire Harbour lifeboat crew to assist in the rescue of the Labrador who had slipped into the sea while out on a walk with her owners. The crew were alerted shortly before 9 pm after…
Aerial view of the redeveloped Dun Laoghaire Baths
An open seawater pool could be part of a future phase of development at the reopened Dun Laoghaire Baths. That’s according to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council upon the official reopening of the amenity on Tuesday (13 December). As previously reported…
Aerial view of the redeveloped Dun Laoghaire Baths
The Dun Laoghaire Baths will finally reopen this month, four-and-a-half years after redevelopment works began, with the local authority sending out invitations to the official opening on Tuesday 13 December. The project has been a long time coming, with works…
First look - Sir Roger Casement looks on from his plinth as kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders check out the jetty at the yet to be opened refurbished Dun Laoghaire baths site
Taking advantage of the weekend's fine weather and sea conditions, Dublin Bay kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders were early arrivals at the still under refurbishment Dun Laoghaire Baths. Perhaps an indication of the increasing demand for this type of marine leisure…
Roger Casement looks on from his plinth at Dun Laoghaire Baths as extra protection arrives by barge in advance of Winter Gales on Dublin Bay
Six hundred tones of Cornish granite was deposited at the Dun Laoghaire Baths on Saturday (September 25th 2021) as part of additional rock armour protection measures for the Dublin Bay site heavily exposed to easterly gales. The load was deposited…
The new Roger Casement Statue is installed at the Dún Laoghaire Baths site that is undergoing refurbishment
The Roger Casement statue has been lifted into place at the end of the new jetty at the Dún Laoghaire Baths project, currently under construction. The statue was commissioned by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and commemorates Casement who was born…
The Dun Laoghaire Baths refurbishment project as photographed from the sea side on September 5th 2022. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council has revised it completion date for the project from December  2021 to late Spring 2022.
Completion of the refurbished Dun Laoghaire Baths that was expected to be completed in December 2021 will not now be ready until the first quarter of next year, say Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. "Due to Covid and other site factors,…
Despite delays, there is significant progress on the refurbishment of Dun Laoghaire Baths
Works at the Dun Laoghaire Baths continue, and though many are asking when will it ever be completed (now some three years and three months duration), there is evidence of progress at the site in the latest shoreward taken photos…
A plinth is in place ready for the statue of Roger Casement to arrive on site at the Dun Laoghaire Baths on Dublin Bay
Despite the stop-start nature of construction due to COVID-19 restrictions, shoreward photography taken at the weekend of the new Dun Laoghaire Baths shows that significant progress has been made in all areas of the flagship project for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.…
Big seas at Dun Laoghaire on Saturday, January 30th. Scroll down for more
Getting into situations over his head rarely fazed Sir Roger Casement, so a new Dublin Bay seafront home should present no difficulties for the statue of the Sandycove man at the refurbished Dun Laoghaire Baths site. Saturday's north-easterly gale flooded the…
Dun Laoghaire Baths project in Scotsman's Bay
Shoreward photography taken at the weekend of the new Dun Laoghaire Baths shows that significant progress has been made in all areas of but overall progress is slower than anticipated meaning the project that began two years ago will not…
The new Roger Casement statue destined for a plinth at the end of the swim jetty at Dun Laoghaire Baths. Scroll down for photo
A special plinth has been completed on Dun Laoghaire's newest pier at the old Victorian baths site for the statue of Roger Casement. In 2016, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council commissioned a statue of the Irish nationalist, who was sentenced to death…
The new jetty nears completion at the old baths site on Scotsman's Bay
Works continue apace at Dublin Bay's newest pier and small boat facility at Dun Laoghaire.  Work on the new jetty, works to the new sea walls, works to the Pavillion and works to tie into the existing walkway at Newtownsmith…
Images of the plastic shards from the safety advisory posted last November
Plastic fibres released during construction on the Dun Laoghaire baths site last year have again washed up on nearby beaches, as The Irish Times reports. The plastic shards were washed into the water during a concrete pour at the development…
The partially completed new jetty at the Dun Laoghaire Baths site photographed this week at low tide. When finished DLR says the pier will permit swimmers to enter deep water clear of the rocks at low tide
Progress on the redevelopment of the Dun Laoghaire Baths site on Dublin Bay continues apace with part of the newly-built pier and jetty now clearly visible in the Scotsman's Bay area at the back of the East Pier. When finished…

Dun Laoghaire Baths Renovation

Afloat has been reporting on the new plans for the publically owned Dun Laoghaire Baths site located at the back of the East Pier since 2011 when plans for its development first went on display by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. 

Foreshore consent was applied for in 2013.

Last used 30 years ago as the 'Rainbow Rapids' before falling into dereliction – the new site does not include a public pool.

The refurbished Dun Laoghaire Baths include the existing Baths Pavilion for use as artist workspaces, a gallery café and for the provision of public toilet facilities. 

Work finally got underway at Dún Laoghaire on the €9 million redevelopments of the old Dún Laoghaire Baths site in June 2018 under a contract with SIAC-Mantovani.

The works have removed dilapidated structures to the rear of the Pavilion to permit the creation of a new route and landscaping that will connect the walkway at Newtownsmith to both the East Pier and the Peoples Park. 

Original saltwater pools have been filled in and new enhanced facilities for swimming and greater access to the water’s edge by means of a short jetty have also been provided.

The works included the delivery of rock armour to protect the new buildings from storm damage especially during easterly gales. 

It hasn't all been plain sailing during the construction phase with plastic fibres used in construction washing into the sea in November 2018

Work continues on the project in Spring 2020 with the new pier structure clearly visible from the shoreline.

A plinth at the end of the pier will be used to mount a statue of Roger Casement, a former Sandycove resident and Irish nationalist.