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

Glendale Gardens - Rathfarnham Dublin
Glendale Gardens
Dublin 14, Dublin City
There is nothing like a new bed as any gardener knows, and in Noelle Anne’s garden there is bound to be some exciting new addition. Within this beautifully conceived plan there are five gardens within a third of an acre full of intriguing i ...
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Golf

Woodbrook Golf Club - Bray County Wicklow Ireland
Woodbrook Golf Club
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Course Type: Parkland
Woodbrook Golf Club is a Peter McEvoy designed championship parkland golf course. Playing 6,868 yards from the back markers to a par of 72 it is considered to be a place of great beauty, bounded by unrivalled views of the Irish Sea on one side an ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Merrion Mews & Stables
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Dublin’s only surviving intact example of Georgian Domestic architecture at No. 63 Fitzwilliam Lane, Dublin 2. This quaint and charming 18th Century holiday retreat in the heart of the city has been restored to its original charm. The Mew ...
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What's On

Drogheda Farmers Market - Co Louth - Thursdays
Drogheda West Street Farmers Market - Thursdays 10am-5pm

West St. , Drogheda, Co Louth

Contact: Andy O'Reilly, 087 283 7633 Andre Jenkinson, 087 901 7693
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Tourist Attractions

Dublin Castle - Dublin 2 Ireland
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2, Dublin City
Up until 1922 Dublin Castle was the seat of British rule in Ireland. Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Viking most of it dates from the 18th century, though a castle has stood on the site since the days of K ...
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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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