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General News / August 4, 2022

Clontarf Baths finally open to public

General News / August 4, 2022

Clontarf Baths finally open to public

According to their Facebook account, two public sessions each weekday are available in Clontarf on a trial basis for August.

The pool offers people daily sessions at €10 per person. The fee is the same for both adults and children. The once public baths had been only available to paying private customers since they reopened in 2018. Originally began operating in 1886. The attraction was controversially only available to members of local swimming clubs when it reopened.

The seawater pool, which juts out onto the promenade in Clontarf, is around 40 metres wide and offers swimmers a fabulous view of the sea. Clontarf Baths confirmed that the pool was open to public members in a post on Facebook. The baths have five swimming lanes using cleaned, filtered, and lightly chlorinated seawater.

“We are delighted that we can now invite the public to use the pool during August. Make sure you book online in advance! Look forward to seeing you soon,” the post read.

Clontarf Baths splashed out on a €2.4 million revamp in 2018. As a result, the club boasts several amenities, including its restaurant. However, the five-lane pool could still only be accessed by members of private clubs despite its idyllic location up until the recent announcement.

Operators confirmed at the time that public use could only be approved if Dublin City Council was willing to provide them with funding to facilitate a public opening.

Visitors to the outdoor pool have praised the move online and availing of the amenity in the current heat. But unfortunately, there appear to be no official plans to extend the public usage beyond August.

Each session is two hours long, and bookings can be completed through a PayPal link.

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