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

June Blakes Garden - Blessington County Wicklow Ireland
June Blakes Garden & Nursery
Blessington, Co. Wicklow
June Blake’s Garden and Nursery is a plantaholic’s dream and the fact that it is just minutes away from her brother Jimi’s garden at Hunting Brook creates a double attraction. June’s three acres of young garden, set out ar ...

Golf

Balcarrick Golf Club - Donabate County Dublin Ireland
Balcarrick Golf Club
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Estuary
Balcarrick Golf Club is located in Donabate, North County Dublin - just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and 12 miles from Dublin City Centre - and is an estuary style golf course, mixing the best of parkland and links golf course styles. Balca ...

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 ...

What's On

Coppinger Row Outdoor Food Market - Thursdays
Coppinger Row Outdoor Food Market - Thursdays 11am-7pm

Coppinger Row beside Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2

Contact: Brendan Whelan on 086 815 0836 casualtradi ...

Tourist Attractions

National Gallery of Ireland - Dublin 2 Ireland
National Gallery of Ireland
Dublin 2, Dublin City
The National Gallery of Ireland houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art and holds more than 15,000 works. The Gallery has an extensive, representative collection of Irish painting and is also notable for its Italian Bar ...

Wedding Venues

The D Hotel - Wedding Venue in Drogheda County Louth Ireland
The d Hotel
Drogheda, Co. Louth
This cool hotel - a sister to the celebrated ‘g’ hotel in Galway - is part of an impressive waterfront development on the south bank of the River Boyne and is now setting the benchmark for high standards of rejuvenation in the centre ...
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