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Friday, 1 March 2013

Swimming at Blackrock

A photo by Lensmen appeared in today's edition of the Irish Times. The image captured in 1958 showed people enjoying a break at the vast open air swimming pool at Blackrock.

Long allowed to slip into dilapidation Irish Times reports that 'Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is planning a modest redevelopment for the historic sea baths, built in 1839.' It is hoped that the facility will be in use within three years.

The council which has a 150 year lease for the facility will consider a report from county manager Owen Keegan before making a final decision.

Original image of today's Irish Times Lensmen photo

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