blackrock baths 31 August 2012

 

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has appointed HDL to make safe Blackrock Baths after having deemed them dangerous. Over many years, the Baths have suffered from weather extremes and corrosion and are now in a perilous state with crumbling walls and concrete structures that are liable to collapse. Because of the unique nature of the Baths, it is impossible to keep the public from entering  and so the decision was made to carry out selective demolition to all necessary structures to ensure what remains is safe.
The Baths were built in the 19th Century and were modernised on a number of occasions over the years. The Baths were used as part of the Tailteann Games, held there in 1929 and were in use up to the 1980s when they were closed as indoor swimming pools became more popular. 
Eddie Heron, who was Irish Diving champion for many years in the thirties and forties, competed at these Baths on many occasions and represented Ireland in the 1948 Olympics in England. There is a plaque honouring Eddie’s achievements on the wall outside Blackrock Train Station.

 

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has appointed HDL to make safe Blackrock Baths after having deemed them dangerous. Over many years, the Baths have suffered from weather extremes and corrosion and are now in a perilous state with crumbling walls and concrete structures that are liable to collapse. Because of the unique nature of the Baths, it is impossible to keep the public from entering  and so the decision was made to carry out selective demolition to all necessary structures to ensure what remains is safe.

The Baths were built in the 19th Century and were modernised on a number of occasions over the years. The Baths were used as part of the Tailteann Games, held there in 1929 and were in use up to the 1980s when they were closed as indoor swimming pools became more popular. 

Eddie Heron, who was Irish Diving champion for many years in the thirties and forties, competed at these Baths on many occasions and represented Ireland in the 1948 Olympics in England. There is a plaque honouring Eddie’s achievements on the wall outside Blackrock Train Station.

Irish Olympic Swimming Team London 1948 Eddie Heron is third from the right.

 

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