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

Carysfort Lodge Garden
Carysfort Lodge
Blackrock, Co. Dublin
This pretty 1890s lodge and its sunny, square back garden were rescued from a dreadful fate as the car park for a nearby pub. When the Dillons became its saviour the property was run down, there were a few old apple trees in the garden and the ho ...
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Golf

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Carton House Golf Club
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Parkland / Inland Links
Carton House is located in an area that is rich in the quality of golf that is offered, yet it still provides a challenge that is worthy of any of its illustrious neighbours. It offers a golfing resort containing two testing championship courses, ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Cottage
A 200 year old cottage on a farm high in the Dublin Mountains, with dramatic views over the city and bay, beautifully restored to provide a relaxing alternative to big city bustle.
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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

Malahide Castle - Malahide County Dublin Ireland
Malahide Castle
Malahide, Co. Dublin
Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. There is a castle tour, numerous parkland wa ...
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Wedding Venues

Roganstown Golf & Country Club Hotel - Wedding Venue - Swords County Dublin
Roganstown Hotel & Country Club
Swords, Co. Dublin
Built around a period house and only a few minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport, this recently opened hotel enjoys a country setting and has already earned an enviable reputation for its friendly helpful staff and for good food, in both the b ...
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