blackrock baths 6

A wide shot of the previous angle.

This place really did used to be a pool, and here's something I got mailed in:

"...Blackrock Baths, haven't seen the inside of that place for donkeys years and when I was small I was taught to swim there in the big pool by a lady called Mrs Woods. I believe she must have taught half of Dublin to swim at that time and she looked about 100 years of age to me..." - thanks Caroline!!

She's talking about the exact pool in the photo above. I learned to swim in the far less interesting Stillorgan Pools. Nuts...

So here are all the Blackrock Baths photos (1 2 3 4 5 6), including a couple showing them open and in use (1 2). And if that isn't enough for you, here (one and two) are some composite photos of more abandoned pools in Dun Laoghaire (aka the Rainbow Rapids).

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