Construction work continues at the new Dún Laoghaire Baths, which has been designed by dlr Architects' Department. When complete the project will be a significant public amenity for the immediate area, the County and the wider Region. It will also reconnect the town of Dún Laoghaire with its seafront allowing greater access to the sea for swimmers and provide a connection between Newtownsmith and the East Pier for walkers. It is expected that the project will breathe new life into the seafront and will attract more visitors to Dún Laoghaire Town.
The project includes a new public café with views over the Bay, new studio workspaces for artists and new life guard facilities. It will also include new public toilet facilities that will be fully accessible for the mobility impaired and most importantly a new jetty and changing areas that will provide access to the water's edge for swimmers and landing points for canoes and kayaks.
It is expected that the development will be substantially complete by late Spring 2020.
Grant funding of €1.1m has been made available from the European Regional Development Fund for Dun Laoghaire Baths Project under the Designated Urban Centre Grant Scheme (DUCGS).