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..
North Street IRL - Swords
The Carnegie Court Hotel is located minutes from Dublin Airport in the heart of the bustling town of Swords. It offers free Wi-Fi, an award-winning restaurant and a bar. The perfect place to meet, you can relax with a coffee and enjoy free Wi-Fi int..
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 ..
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..
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, ..
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.
Old Airport Rd, Cloughran IRL - Cloghran
Strand Rd IRL - Portmarnock
Baskin Ln IRL - Cloghran
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..