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Facilities in Salthill

  • 05-06-2021 1:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Does anyone know if either of the 'pay' showers (either at Ladies' or BR) are open?

    Also loos, are there any open further down in Salthill or just the ones on the prom?

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    inisboffin wrote: »
    Does anyone know if either of the 'pay' showers (either at Ladies' or BR) are open?

    Also loos, are there any open further down in Salthill or just the ones on the prom?

    Thanks

    Bump. I am not in Galway right now, and asking for a friend who is passing through this week and wants a swim but always needs a hot shower after :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    I'm sorry nobody has replied. Surely there is a swimmer here who is in the know? I go walking there daily but don't use the facilities. I could have sworn I've seen people emerge from the pay loos there and I know at least 1 of them has a shower but I can't be sure.

    Maybe you can ask the Blackrock swimming club on FB?

    https://www.facebook.com/BlackrockSwim/



    I remembered I know a guy at work that goes swimming there regularly. He said he thinks the loos are open but the showers are still closed. He did mention there is a free outdoor shower there but it is not hot. HTH


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    The loos are definitely open but don't know about the showers, never heard of anyone using them. Free cold shower followed by a hot coffee, be grand! ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Thanks! Yeah the shower by the steps is great but she has a condition where she needs a warm shower soon after. Be grand if they were staying in Galway but they are passing through.
    The shower is up by the coffee truck (there’s only one) near those 3 loos.
    There’s maybe another near Ladies’ beach I think. The shower is 20c and actually fairly good, but I haven’t used it for a couple of years.
    Thanks for the links.


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    inisboffin wrote: »
    There’s maybe another near Ladies’ beach I think.

    Yeah there is one as part of the unit at Ladies Beach too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,931 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    On a sweltering day in Blackrock, where's the closest place to buy a coke or an ice cream?


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,887 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    bobbyss wrote: »
    On a sweltering day in Blackrock, where's the closest place to buy a coke or an ice cream?

    Ice cream van usually parks on the street, quite near Blackrock.

    But sweltering day? Like when would that be????


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,318 ✭✭✭ JustAThought


    Ice cream van usually parks on the street, quite near Blackrock.

    But sweltering day? Like when would that be????

    Hot public showers and sweltering days!! Is your friends condition hallucinations!?!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Hot public showers and sweltering days!! Is your friends condition hallucinations!?!!!

    :pac:
    The hot public showers are a lifesaver in the middle of winter if I remember correctly! Perhaps in the middle of summer too! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    Yeah there is one as part of the unit at Ladies Beach too.

    Was walking the prom earlier and checked - the shower seemed to be available. Green vacant light on on the door.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,887 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Hot public showers and sweltering days!! Is your friends condition hallucinations!?!!!

    What friend? :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Was walking the prom earlier and checked - the shower seemed to be available. Green vacant light on on the door.

    Yeah could be open, but the top one used to have a green light on the whole time when it was out of action too!

    My friend opted for a swim further out near where they were staying, but I'd still love to know. I will check it out this week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,323 ✭✭✭ sprucemoose


    apologies for highjacking this, but where are the showers located? will have a match or two in the claddagh over the summer and would be handy to have some sort of a shower before a long drive back. a swim obviously isnt the worst compromise when changing rooms are closed either but some sort of a proper shower wouldnt go amiss all the same


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,971 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    apologies for highjacking this, but where are the showers located? will have a match or two in the claddagh over the summer and would be handy to have some sort of a shower before a long drive back. a swim obviously isnt the worst compromise when changing rooms are closed either but some sort of a proper shower wouldnt go amiss all the same

    Here - https://osm.org/go/esfF1KWaa?m=


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,323 ✭✭✭ sprucemoose


    DaCor wrote: »
    much appreciated!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,931 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    Ice cream van usually parks on the street, quite near Blackrock.

    But sweltering day? Like when would that be????


    Will keep an eye out for this van. I found some recent days sweltering.


  • Registered Users Posts: 253 ✭✭ forestgirl


    What friend? :confused:

    The lady said she was asking for a friend


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    DaCor wrote: »

    Not quite - that's the cold outdoor shower. It's in the toilet units at the far end of the green patch at Blackrock.

    Also beside Ladies Beach opposite the Galway Bay Hotel (cold outdoor shower here too).


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    Not quite - that's the cold outdoor shower. It's in the toilet units at the far end of the green patch at Blackrock.

    Also beside Ladies Beach opposite the Galway Bay Hotel (cold outdoor shower here too).

    Yup. Just one shower (and three loos, up by the little man/woman symbol being showered by rice on their wedding day on DaCor's Map lol). And I can report conclusively that it is open again there. A friend went over today. A regular said they just serviced in the last week or so, so may just be open. This one is usually cleaner thank Ladies' but I imagine both will have less traffic than usual.
    20 c a shower, usually about 15 mins in there and it's decent temp.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,971 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    Not quite - that's the cold outdoor shower. It's in the toilet units at the far end of the green patch at Blackrock.

    Also beside Ladies Beach opposite the Galway Bay Hotel (cold outdoor shower here too).

    Opps, was in a rush when I posted that


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,356 ✭✭✭ inisboffin


    DaCor wrote: »
    Opps, was in a rush when I posted that

    That shower doesn't allow for full monty, the other does! :p


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