Swords (Irish: Sord [sˠoːɾˠd̪ˠ] or Sord Cholmcille), the county town of Fingal, is a large suburban town on the east coast of Ireland, situated ten kilometres north of Dublin city centre. The town was reputedly founded c. AD 560. Located on the Ward River, Swords features Swords Castle, a restored medieval castle, a holy well from which it takes its name, a round tower and a Norman tower. Facilities in the area include the Pavilions shopping centre, one of the largest in the Dublin region, a range of civic offices, some light industries, the main storage facility and archive of the National Museum of Ireland and several parks. Dublin Airport is located nearby.
The name "Swords" is also given to a townland, a civil parish within the old County Dublin, and to the local electoral area.
Jimmy Bracq | Jul 22, 2018
Brian James Maguire | Aug 27, 2014
One of the best preserved round towers in the country
Laura Farrell | Jun 28, 2017
This is very difficult to see. You need to phone up the rector and ask. The square tower you can see into on Sundays after services
Stuart Adams | Oct 7, 2017
beautiful 12 century tower with a 15 century church
Fabio M | Jul 9, 2017
A round and a square tower. Well preserved.
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