Blackrock baths flyer, 1949

The Blackrock Baths were hugely popular for much of the twentieth century

The Blackrock Baths was created following public outcry at access to the sea being cut off by the building of the Dublin-Kingstown railway line in 1834. Hugely popular, the baths often witnessed displays by Dublin’s great high-diving and springboard-diving champion, Eddie Heron.

During the 1980s the baths fell into disuse and were later dismantled and sold to a private firm.

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