Efforts Being Made To Clean Up...


Efforts Being Made To Clean Up Clontarf Public Baths After Storm

Emily Keegan
Emily Keegan

03:51 20 Aug 2023

Share this article

Workers and volunteers are flat out in Clontarf, cleaning up the mess left behind by Storm Betty.

The storm, which traveled through the country on Friday evening and night, caused serious damage to many areas, with fallen trees and electricity wires, and loss of power to almost 100,000 homes.

One area that was badly hit was North Dublin, particularly the Clontarf Public Baths.

A clean-up began yesterday to try and clear debris from the water and decks. Those efforts to clear the area continue today.

More than ten tonnes of sand and seaweed were blown into the pool by the harsh weather.

The pool's operations manager Bobby Nolan says they were under five feet of water above the normal height.

The plant room was floating, the changing rooms, you know everything was just completely under five foot. The electrics, everything was under water. It's a process here now salvaging what we can".

Despite the damage, Mr. Nolan is confident the baths will reopen by Thursday or Friday of this week.

Clontarf Baths is an iconic destination, which is a popular choice for lovers of sea swimming.

Follow @98fm on Twitter for the latest Dublin news.


Share this article

Read more about

Clontarf Clontarf Baths Sea Swimming Storm Storm Betty Weather

You might like