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Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords is the county town of Fingal in Ireland. It is about 13 km north of Dublin city centre and is part of its commuter belt. The name "Swords" may also be applied to the townland, the civil parish or to the local electoral area. At the 2011 census the total urban population of greater Swords was 42,738.

Fingal County Council's Strategic Vision for Swords is to create a sustainable new city. They have referred to Swords as an "emerging city" and project that the population of Swords will rise towards 100,000 by the year 2035.

In 2012, Swords was named the third best town in Ireland to live in. The survey conducted by Retail Excellence Ireland took into account safety, retail, dining, entertainment, events, car parking and overall attractiveness of the town. Since the mid-1990s Swords has seen improvements in shop fronts, public buildings and footpaths and the restoration of Swords Castle. In 2003 the Irish Business Against Litter Survey scored Swords the worst litter blackspot in the country. Following a huge improvement to litter in the town, in their 2011 survey Swords was declared the second cleanest town in Ireland.
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Bus to Swords

  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Swords:
    • 33N:
      • Church
    • 41N:
      • Portrane
    • 42N:
      • Strand Road
  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Swords:
    • 102:
      • DART Station - Terminals 1 and 2
      • Terminals 1 and 2 - DART Station
    • 142:
      • University College Dublin - Wendell Avenue
      • Wendell Avenue - University College Dublin
    • 33:
      • National Lottery - St. Paul's Crescent
      • St. Paul's Crescent - National Lottery
    • 33A:
      • Colaiste Choilm - St. Paul's Crescent
      • St. Paul's Crescent - Colaiste Choilm
    • 33B:
      • Opposite the Burrow Estate - Pavilions Shopping Centre
      • Pavilions Shopping Centre - Opposite the Burrow Estate
    • 33X:
      • Barnageeragh Road - Huguenot Cemetery
      • Custom House - St. Paul's Crescent
    • 41:
      • National Lottery - Sports Ground
      • Sports Ground - National Lottery
    • 41A:
      • Sports Ground - National Lottery
    • 41B:
      • National Lottery - Rolestown Cottages
      • Rolestown Cottages - National Lottery
    • 41C:
      • National Lottery - Sports Ground
      • Sports Ground - National Lottery
    • 41X:
      • Sports Ground - University College Dublin
      • University College Dublin - Sports Ground
    • 43:
      • Applewood Avenue - Gardiner Street
      • Gardiner Street - Applewood Avenue
  • Bus routes operated by Swords Express:
    • 500-N:
      • Eden Quay
    • 500-X:
      • Eden Quay
    • 500:
      • Eden Quay
    • 501-X:
      • Eden Quay
    • 501:
      • Eden Quay
    • 502
    • 503
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 101:
      • Drogheda (Bus Station) - Dublin (Talbot Street)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
    • 101N:
      • Drogheda (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
    • 101X:
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Termonabbey (Aston Village)
      • Termonabbey (Aston Village) - Dublin (Wilton Terrace)

Things to See and Do in Swords

Corrstown Golf Club Corrstown Golf Club

Swords, Co Dublin
Corrstown Golf Club is located 4km from Dublin Airport. Each of our superb twenty-seven holes has its own unique blend of beauty and difficulty. The design by Eddie Connaughton provides clever placing of bunkers, thoughtful water usage, and copious


The Pavilions, Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords Heritage Centre

Carnegie Library, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Heritage centre and museum for the town of Swords, and its surrounds, and their histories.

The National Show Centre

Swords, Co. Dublin
The National Show Centre is a modern exhibition and conference venue right next to Dublin Airport.

Hotels in Swords

Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport Clayton Hotel, Dublin Airport

Baskin Lane, Swords, Cloghran, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The Clayton Hotel offers a free 24-hour shuttle to and from Dublin Airport, which is 8 minutes away and is located just off the interchange between the M1 and M50 motorways.

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

Naul Road, Swords, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Carefully restored to retain the character of the original Roganstown House, this is a magnificent Georgian house on the 300-acre Roganstown Estate. It boasts an AA Rosette award-winning restaurant.

Forty Four Main Street Forty Four Main Street

44 Main Street, Swords, Dublin, Co. Dublin
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.

Kettles Country House Hotel Kettles Country House Hotel

Lispopple Cross, Swords, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Kettle's Country House Hotel is situated outside the lively town of Swords, just 10 km away from Dublin Airport and 22 km away from Dublin City Centre. Free parking and airport transfers are available on request and transfers depend on availability.

Premier Inn Dublin Airport Premier Inn Dublin Airport

Airside Retail Park, Swords, Dublin, K67E4A6, Co. Dublin
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.

Travelodge Dublin Airport North Travelodge Dublin Airport North 'Swords'

Pinnock Hill Roundabout, Swords, Dublin, K67 K6R2, Co. Dublin
With modern rooms, the Travelodge Dublin Airport is just 5 minutes' drive from the main airport terminal. The hotel offers an airport shuttle service, available for a surcharge.

Guesthouses in Swords

Glenmore House Glenmore House

Airport Road, Nevinstown, Swords, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Glenmore House offers great value budget accommodation. The house is located less than 5 minutes from Dublin Airport by shuttle bus and only 20 minutes by car from Dublin City Centre. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Swords

Evergreen Bed & Breakfast Evergreen Bed & Breakfast

Balheary Avenue, Swords, Dublin, Co. Dublin
In a country setting the Evergreen Bed & Breakfast is just a 10-minute drive from Dublin Airport. Each large room has a private patio door entrance and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Evergreen feature spacious bathrooms with power showers and hairdryers.

Riversdale Bed & Breakfast Riversdale Bed & Breakfast

Riversdale, Balheary Road, Swords, Dublin, Co. Dublin
Just 10 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport and 10 minutes’ walk from the bustling town of Swords, this modern home is set in a pretty, rural area. Guests can enjoy home baking, an extensive breakfast menu, and free Wi-Fi.

Rose Cottage Rose Cottage

Brackenstown Road, Swords, Co. Dublin
Just a 10-minute drive from Dublin Airport, Rose Cottage offers free WiFi and free private parking.

Hostels in Swords

Emmaus Centre Emmaus Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co Dublin, Swords, Co. Dublin
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Emmaus Centre offers accommodation in Swords. Free private parking is available on site. There is a gift shop at the property. Dublin North Suburb is 3 km from Emmaus Centre, while Swords Castle is 1.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Swords

Anam Cara Mews Anam Cara Mews

melrose park 2 the drive, melrose park, kinsealy, Swords, Co. Dublin
Located in Swords, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from a large patio and sun terrace. Free private parking is available on site. Dublin city is 13 km away or 10 to 15 minutes' drive from Anam Cara Mews.

Heyward Mews Holiday Homes Heyward Mews Holiday Homes

Heyward Mews, Roganstown, Swords, Co. Dublin
Offering a garden, Heyward Mews Holiday Homes is located in Swords, 5 km from Dublin North Suburb. Swords Castle is 5 km away. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Swords Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Swords