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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.

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  • Malahide Castle Recommended Recommended

    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,..

  • County Fingal Interesting

    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..

  • Newbridge House Interesting

    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..

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Hotels Swords

  • Radisson BLU Hotel Dublin Airport

    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 ..

  • Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

    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..

  • Forty Four Main Street Two stars Two stars

    44 Main Street IRL - Swords

    Prix Prices from : 54 €

    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..

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Restaurants Swords

  • King Sitric Comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Osborne Brasserie Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Strand Rd IRL - Portmarnock

  • Bon Appetit Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Jaipur Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Aqua Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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