On the doorstep to Dublin City and home to Dublin Airport swords offers the best of Ireland; old world charm, scenery, and a rich heritage. This 450sq.km region derives its name from the Gaelic words ’Fine Gall’ or 'land of the fair haired stranger' in reference to the Vikings who settled here.

swords landscape is diverse ranging from bustling villages in a rolling country landscape, picturesque seaside villages surrounded by sandy beaches and rugged coastline and vibrant urban towns of ancient heritage all offering excellent accommodation, fine restaurants, and friendly pubs.

Did you know?

Did you know Dublin has a stunning coastline? Picture long sandy beaches and rugged coastline dotted with picturesque seaside towns and villages, picture rolling green landscape only interrupted by bustling heritage towns.... and all only minutes from the city.

Think great food, think leisurely days or adrenaline filled adventures. Sounds good right?

A trip to Howth takes only 20 minutes of the DART, this spectacular fishing village has a restaurant for every taste, a walk for every fitness level and a photo op for every camera!. There are 4 looped walks offering scenic views of the Dublin Coastline, its islands and of Dublin Bay with the city to the background. cliffs, Take wander down the pier and take in the views of Ireland’s Eye, a beautiful island just a 15-minute boat ride away.

A few minutes further up along the coast is the picturesque seaside town of Malahide. It is the perfect spot for a spot of shopping in its many boutiques, or try your hand at sailing or take a wander along the stunning coastal path to Portmarnock.

Not to be missed is Malahide Castle, set in a beautiful park the 12th century castle and its immaculate botanic gardens are open to the public for guided tours. If after all this you have worked up an appetite Malahide has many fab restaurants, gastro-pubs, bistros and cafés dotted throughout the village.

Further north is the beautiful village of Skerries, the home of St. Patrick. It is a picture postcard  with a connection to the nearby sea which informs much of day-to-day life. Skerries' streets are crammed with buzzing cafés, hip gastro pubs, traditional  and restaurants from pizzerias to intimate tearooms and warm family restaurants that specialise in seafood, steak and Italian cuisine. Along the harbour, you’ll find hip haunts that mix authentic sea-faring atmosphere with incredible seafood such as locally caught prawns and crab claws. In town, you’ll find 12 traditional pubs, all home to a lively, traditional Irish atmosphere and steeped in the country’s charming culture