Summer may be halfway over but that’s no reason to stop swimming outdoors because the newly refurbished Clontarf Seawater Baths are due to open this September following a €2 million investment.
With a seven-day drinks license in the planned pavilion café bar and restaurant, so Prosecco by the pool is a definite possibility!
The refurbished baths are due to open in mid-September at the latest according to a report from the Irish Independent at the Circuit Licensing Court.
The plan is for the baths to serve all areas of Dublin and even parts of Wicklow, thanks to a nearby DART station. The original baths have existed on the site in Clontarf since the 1890s so this is a great investment.
David Cullen, co-director of the company that has owned the baths for more than 25 years, said that the large pool contained a sluice that would allow filtered and clean Irish Sea water to enter and pump it out again in a refreshment process every few weeks.
This is very exciting news and we can’t wait to enjoy the new baths when they’re completed – let’s hope the weather stays fine!