The historic, but long-neglected, Dún Laoghaire Baths have been painted for the first time in more than a century.

The outdoor swimming baths were once central to the town's seaside amusements.

But they closed in 1997 and have been derelict for many years.

Over the past fortnight painters have been decorating the site in what are described as "ice-cream colours".

The work has been done as part of the "Dulux Let's Colour Project" - a global initiative which last year saw 250 community projects in Ireland benefit from the donation of free paint.

Plans for the redevelopment or restoration of Dún Laoghaire's seafront area have been much debated.

A spokesperson has confirmed that Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council is currently preparing proposals for both Dún Laoghaire Baths and for decking over the railway adjacent to the People’s Park.

These proposals are "part of the on-going regeneration works to the town", the spokesperson said.