(Image from author’s collection. Taken in June 2011)
This large bathing pool is a feature of Bundoran’s Cliff Walk and still appeals to hardy swimmers.
Outdoor Swimming Ireland – West End Bathing Pool, Bundoran
1700s to 1850s
Bundoran was developing as an Atlantic coast holiday resort.
After the 1866 opening of a railway station called Bundoran, two previously distinct communities merged to form present-day Bundoran. By making Bundoran more accessible from Belfast and Dublin, the railway helped Bundoran become a popular seaside resort.
1900 to 1999
Bundoran remained a popular tourist destination.
2000 to present
Bundoran remained a popular tourist destination and gained recognition as one of the Ireland’s and Europe’s best surfing spots.