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..
Pinnock Hill Roundabout IRL - Swords
With modern rooms, the Travelodge Dublin Airport is just 5 minutes' drive from the main airport terminal. With free private parking for guests, the hotel offers an airport shuttle service, available for a surcharge. Each room features a satellite TV..
Airside Retail Park IRL - Swords
Prix Prices from : 76 €
This Premier Inn is just a 5-minute drive from Dublin Airport. This modern hotel offers free parking for residents, an airport shuttle service and stylish, air-conditioned rooms. The M1 motorway is easily accessible from the hotel, less than 5 minut..
44 Main Street IRL - Swords
Prix Prices from : 52 €
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..
9 St James Terr IRL - Malahide
Set in a delightful Georgian terrace; ring the bell for entry. Have an aperitif in the subtly lit bar then head for the elegant first floor dining room with its ornate cornicing, crisp linen and detailed service. The concise menu offers well-judged, ..
Baskin Ln IRL - Cloghran
Strand Rd IRL - Portmarnock
Old Airport Rd, Cloughran IRL - Cloghran
5 St James Terr IRL - Malahide
Basement restaurant in terraced Georgian parade. Tasty, contemporary Indian cooking with Tandoori Jhinga (large prawns marinated in Indian spices) a speciality. Friendly, efficient service.
9 St James Terr IRL - Malahide
Buzzy basement brasserie below the more formal 'bon appétit'. Appealing, classical cooking with a French accent; dishes are prepared with care and precision and are very satisfying. Pleasant, efficient service and good value 'meal deals'. Selection o..