Public swimming pools in Dublin: There are two 50 metre Olympic sized pools

By Peter Dlhopolec / January 20, 2020
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The public can access several swimming pools in different parts of Dublin.

A number of swimming pools are scattered all around Dublin. While several hotels have their own, but small, swimming facilities, Ben Dunne Gyms (Carlisle, Northwood, Westpoint) provide 25 metre-long pools.

This is the type very common in the city of Dublin. In fact, only National Aquatic Centre and University College Dublin (UCD) offer enthusiastic swimmers 50-metre-long pools, which are open to the public.

When choosing the best swimming pool in Dublin to meet your needs, check opening hours and pool timetables as they differ on a daily basis. Besides, make sure a pool you mean to join is open to the public.

Here is a list of public pools (this does not mean you can come anytime as some times may be strictly for families) you can go for:

Sports & Fitness Markievicz

Pool: six lanes, 25m
Pool timetable:  click here
Price: €7.65 (adult swim). More information here.
Address: Townsend St, Dublin 2
Opening hours: MON-THU 7:00-21:45; SAT 9:00-17:45; SUN 10:00-15:45
Tel: 01 222 61 30
Email: sports&fitness.markievicz@dublincity.ie  or Facebook or twitter

Finglas Leisure Centre  

Pool: six lanes, 25m
Pool timetable: click here
Price: €7.65 (adult swim). More information here.
Address: Mellowes Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
Opening hours: click here
Tel: 01 222 86 20
Email: olga.hannon@dublincity.ie or keith.dyer@dublincity.ie  or Facebook

Sports & Fitness Ballymun

Pool: 2 swimming pools
Pool timetable:  click here
Price: €7.50 (adult swim). More information here.
Address: Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11
Opening hours: MON-THU 7:00-21:45; SAT 10:00-17:45; SUN 10:00-15:45
Tel: 01 222 82 40
Email: Anthony.jameson@dublincity.ie or christina.dowling@dublincity.ie  or Facebook

Sports & Fitness Ballyfermot

Pool: 25m, six lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: €7.65 (adult swim). More information here.
Address: Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11
Opening hours: MON-THU 7:00-21:45; FRI 7:00-20:45; SAT 9:15-17:45; SUN 9:15-15:45
Tel: 01 222 85 80
Email: sports&fitness.ballyfermot@dublincity.ie or twitter

Sean MacDermott Street Swimming Pool

Pool: 25m, five lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: €4.50 (adult swim)
Address: Sean MacDermott Street, Dublin 1
Opening hours: get in touch with Sean MacDermott Street Swimming Pool to check
Tel: 01 872 07 52
Social media: twitter or Facebook

Swan Leisure

Pool: 25m, six lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: €6.50 (adult swim). More information on here.
Address: Rathmines Square, Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Opening hours: get in touch with Sean MacDermott Street Swimming Pool to check
Tel: 01 496 79 08
Email: info@swanleisure.ie or twitter or Facebook

Crumlin Swimming Pool

Pool: 25m, five lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: €5.00 (adult swim). More information on here.
Address: Pearse Park, Windmill Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Opening hours: click here
Tel: 01 455 57 92
Social media: Facebook

Coolock Swimming Pool

Pool: 25m, five lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: €4.50 (adult swim). More information on here.
Address: Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock, Dublin 17
Opening hours: click here
Tel: 01 847 77 43  

Trinity College Sports Centre

Pool: 25m, six lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: More information on here.
Address: Trinity College, Dublin 2
Opening hours: click here
Tel: 01 896 18 03
Email: sport@tcd.ie or Facebook or twitter

Tallaght Sports Complex

Pool: 25m, five lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: More information on here.
Address: Tallaght Community School Sports Complex, Balrothery, Dublin 24
Opening hours: click here
Tel: 01 4515 105
Email: info@tallaghtsportscomplex.com

Clondalkin Leisure Centre

Pool: 25m, eight lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: €7. More information on here.
Address: Nangor Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Opening hours: MON 7:00-22:00, TUE & THU 6:00-22:00, WED 9:00-22:00, FRI 7:00-21:00, SAT 8:30-17:30, SUN 10:00-16:00
Tel: 01 457 60 58
Email: info@clondalkinleisure.com or Facebook or twitter 

National Aquatic Centre

Pool: 50m and 25m with 10 lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price: different. Find out more here.
Address: Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Opening hours: click here
Tel: 01 646 43 00
Email: sales@nationalsportscampus.ie or Facebook or twitter

UCD Sport and Fitness  

A pool at UCD was built up in 2012 and thanks to UV treated water you will never smell of chlorine. Besides, UCD offers you a free day pass or club tour. Just email them for more information.

Pool: 50m with eight lanes
Pool timetable: click here
Price:  n/a
Address:  Wynnsward Dr, UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin 4
Opening hours:  6:00 – 23:00 (weekdays) and 8:00 – 18:30 (weekends)
Tel: +(353) 1 716 3855
Email: fitness@ucd.ie

If you need more information about pools in Dublin, check out Swimmers Guide.  

 

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