Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords (Sord Cholm Cille in Irish) is a medium-sized suburban town to the north of the city of Dublin. The town can trace its origins dating back to 560, having been founded by Saint Colmcille (521-567). Legend has it that the saint blessed a local well, giving the town its name Sord meaning "clear" or "pure". However, An Sord also means "the water source" and could indicate a large communal drinking well that existed in antiquity.

Swords has a wide range of shops, banks, pubs and other businesses, including a large modern shopping centre, the Pavilions Centre, off the N1. The town now boasts the largest selection of nightclubs and pubs on the northside of Dublin outside of the city-centre.

Swords Castle is undergoing a significant redevelopment and is intended to become a centre of leisure and a tourist attraction. The body of Brian Boru was said to have been brought there after the Battle of Clontarf, though recent evidence would suggest that the destination was Swords Abbey, which lies slightly to the west of the Main Street.

Gardens

Primrose Hill Garden - Lucan County Dublin ireland
Primrose Hill
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Primrose Hill is a most endearing garden and the way it is hidden away down a laneway in the middle of Lucan gives a pleasing sense of discovery. An avenue of beech trees with bulbs and cyclamen around their feet offers a suitably grand approach ...
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Golf

Forest Little Golf Club - Swords County Dublin Ireland
Forest Little Golf Club
Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
Forest Little Golf Club is a par 72 18 hole championship standard parkland golf course designed by Fred Hawtree. The gentle rolling terrain with majestic trees provides a stern and fair test to all levels of golfers and measures 6,500 yards from ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Castletown Gatelodges
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Situated at the bottom of the tree lined avenue to Castletown House, Ireland’s finest Palladian Country House.  Both properties are prominently placed at the top of the main street in Celbridge, Co Kildare opposite the quaint Church of ...
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Balbriggan Fish & Farmers Market - Co Dublin
Balbriggan Fish & Farmers Market - 10am-2pm Every Friday

George's Square Balbriggan Co Dublin

Contact:

Michael Grimes Tel: (01) 841 3100 or via email to crea ...
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Tourist Attractions

Aras an Uachtarain - Phoenix Park Dublin 8 Ireland
Aras an Uachtarain
Dublin 8, Dublin City
Residence of the President of Ireland, Áras an Uachtaráin (meaning house of the president in Irish), started as a modest brick house for the Phoenix Park Chief Ranger in 1751 and was then purchased by the British administration ...
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Wedding
The Merrion Hotel
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Just off Dublin’s finest Georgian square, the period elegance of this fine hotel provides a stunning setting for wedding celebrations. The Merrion has been created from four restored Georgian townhouses and, although wedding blessings are n ...
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