BLACKROCK BATHS AT THE TRAIN STATION [APRIL 2007]
These images date from April 2007. Unfortunately I could not find the original RAW images.
The baths have more or less been demolished since I took these photographs on a very wet and windy day. Because of the weather conditions I had difficulty focusing as the lens was very wet.
When I was young, back in the 1960s, over 3,000 people would crowd into Blackrock Baths on a sunny day. I must admit that I was unaware that Blackrock Baths had the only Olympic diving platform in Dublin. It was also the main base for Leinster’s three thousand water polo players in the summer months.
The Baths were eventually condemned by Dublin City Council when the structure were deemed unsafe and the prospect of blocking entry seemed impossible.