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

Knockmore Garden - Enniskerry County Wicklow Ireland
Knockmore
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Below a small Palladian house looking out to Dublin Bay, lie steep stone terraces, built in the nineteenth century. Hundred year old trees give the three acre garden a romantic setting. Here are many unusual features: a ...
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Golf

Hollywood Lakes Golf Club - Ballyboughal Swords County Dublin Ireland
Hollywood Lakes Golf Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
The golf course at Hollywood Lakes is truly a test for every category of golfer. Currently there are 11 lakes and water features that sees water impact on 9 out of the 18 holes. Combine this element of the design with a multitude of trees a ...
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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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What's On

Grand Canal Village Market - Dublin -
Friday 11am-2.30pm

Location:

The banks of the Grand Canal at the junction of Lwr. Grand Canal Steet and Clanwilliam Place

Contact:

Des Vallely - 01 2841197 ...
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Tourist Attractions

Natural History Museum - Merrion Square Dublin 2 Ireland
Natural History Museum
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Founded by famous Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone in 1857. The National Museum of Ireland – Natural History is home to galleries of animals from Ireland and overseas, also geological exhibits from a total collection of about 2 milli ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
King Sitric Fish Restaurant & Accommodation
Howth, Co. Dublin
Named after an 11th century Norse King of Dublin who had close links with Howth and was a cousin of the legendary Brian Boru, Aidan and Joan MacManus’ striking harbourside establishment is one of Dublin’s longest established fine dini ...
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