Things to see and do - Swords
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The history of this bustling county town of Fingal goes back to the 6C, when Saint Columba founded a friary here. At the northern end of the town stands a castle, the summer residence of the Archbishops of Dublin. Important historical buildings include the craggy twin-towered Constable's Tower, fully restored.
Tourist attractions Swords : Things to see and do
N 32 IRL - Malahide
This castle was granted in 1777 to Richard Talbot, who arrived in Ireland with Henry II. It remained in the Talbot family for 791 years, except for a seven-year period (1653-1660) when it was taken over by Cromwell. The mansion grew from a 14C tower,..
IRL - Swords
Lying just north of Dublin, this is an agricultural area with a long coastline. The resort of Skerries has many beaches and a resident colony of grey seals; it is also where the famous Dublin bay prawns are landed. Another resort is Portmarnock, reno..
R 126 IRL - Donabate
This Georgian residence, designed by George Semple stands on the western edge of Donabate, surrounded by acres of park land. It is one of Ireland's most beautiful examples of landscaped gardens. The house was built around 1740. A guided tour of the g..
Dublin Airport IRL - Cloghran
Right in the Dublin Airport Complex, this 4-star hotel has free 24-hour shuttles to the terminals. It offers free Wi-Fi and free grab-and-run breakfast in the lobby, and express check-in/check-out. The Radisson BLU Hotel Dublin Airport has a modern ..
Dublin Airport IRL - Cloghran .
Located in the grounds of Dublin Airport, this 4-star Maldron hotel operates a free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport terminal for guests. It is within 3 minutes' walk of the terminals, and offers modern air-conditioned rooms, a fine re..
44 Main Street IRL - Swords
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Just a 5-minute drive from Dublin Airport, Forty Four Main Street offers elegant guest rooms in the village of Swords, which dates back over 1,400 years. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, and play golf at several nearby courses. Elegant and stylish, room..
East Pier IRL - Howth
A long-standing eatery in a former harbourmaster's house, overlooking the water. Dine in the laid-back ground floor café or the formal first floor restaurant. Seafood is the order of the day, with lobster a speciality. Bedrooms are named after lighth..
Strand Rd IRL - Portmarnock
9 St. James's Terr. IRL - Malahide
Smart Georgian terraced house near the harbour. The intimate, dimly lit bar offers cocktails and tapas; below is a modern brasserie with a lively atmosphere. Modern dishes have a classical French base; the steaks are a highlight.
5 St James's Terr. IRL - Malahide
Friendly basement restaurant in a Georgian terrace. The origins of the tasty, contemporary Indian dishes are noted on the menu. The fish curry - sea bass with nigella seeds, lemon leaf, onion and coconut sauce - is a speciality.
1 West Pier IRL - Howth
Smart restaurant at the end of the busy West Pier, with superb views over the Sound to Lambay Island. It has a cosy bar-lounge with exposed brick and a wood-burning stove, and a seafood menu which keeps things pleasingly traditional.