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    Swords-More than just an Airport!

    by orlikins Updated May 31, 2003

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    Swords Castke-pic taken from Around Swords website

    For two years I worked in the North County Dublin town of Swords. It's 3 miles north of Dublin Airport, off the Dublin - Belfast route. It's approximately 15 miles away from Dublin City.

    At first sight, it's just a one-street village but the surrounding industrial and housing estates demonstrate otherwise.
    PUBS!

    Had to put that one in :) Swords main st has Loooooooads of pubs, so that wont be a problemo.

    Most of the listed pubs are on the Main st

    The Lord Mayors - a "local" pub, with cocktail nights and big-screen sports nights. DJs at the weekend, I used to go here a lot.

    Wrights - very swish for Swords.

    The Hawthorn - middle aged clientele

    The Star - a bit rough at the weekends, but great food.

    The Slaughtered Lamb - lovely name for a bar, isnt it? :) It's a very nice bar for those Friday after-work sessions.

    STUFF!

    There really isnt much, tourist-wise to do in Swords. It's mainly a residental area.

    However you could visit Swords Castle. It's just ruins now though.

    If you have access to a car, you could drive out to Malahide beach, it's only a few minutes away.
    FOOD!

    Lots of nice Italian restaurants in Swords, there is actaully a sizeable Italian population working in the call-centres here, as well as Spanish.

    Trentino - main st.

    Paparazzi - behind Peter Marks

    Don Carlo - above Londis

    "Irish" food - The Old Schoolhouse restaurant.

    All the pubs I've listed do excellent food too

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Castles and Palaces

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