About Swords

About Swords / Faoi Shord Cholm Cille

Swords (Irish: Sord [sˠoːɾˠd̪ˠ] or Sord Cholmcille) is the county town of Fingal and a large suburban town on the Northside of Dublin. Lying ten kilometres north of the city centre, on the Ward River, and reputedly founded around 560 A.D., it features a restored medieval castle, a holy well from which it takes its name, a round tower and a Norman tower. Near to Dublin Airport, Swords is also home to one of the Dublin region’s larger shopping centres, The Pavilions, extensive other retail facilities and a range of industries. Extensive suburban housing estates lie around the town centre, with several parks and many schools and sporting facilities.

Getting Here / Ag teacht

Swords is serviced by Dublin bus numbers 41, 41B, 41C and 43. Swords Express also operate a regular service from Dublin city .