Swords Castle and Town Park

Swords Castle was built as the residence of the first Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin around 1200 A.D.

The Castle situated in the centre of the ancient town of Swords is the only fortified residence of the Archbishop to survive in a reasonable state today. The buildings that make up the Castle form a rough pentagon enclosing an area of approximately 0.5 Ha with a perimeter wall of 305 meters. The Castle was built over a period of 400 years starting before 1200 A.D. 

The Castle is open October to March, Tuesday - Sunday (excl Bank Holidays) from 9.30am to 4pm, last entry at 3.30pm, Closed Mondays and March to October, Tuesday to Sunday (excl Bank Holidays) from 9.30am to 5pm, Closed Mondays.  Tours will be provided courtesy of Fingal Tourism subject to demand, who can be contacted on email [email protected] or by telephone 01 - 840 0891

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Townpark Opening Hours
Month From To
January 9 am 5 pm
February 9 am 6 pm
March 9 am 6 pm
April 9 am 8 pm
May 9 am 9 pm
June 9 am 9 pm
July 9 am 9 pm
August 9 am 9 pm
September 9 am 8 pm
October 9 am 7 pm
November 9 am 5 pm
December 9 am 5 pm

Getting There

The Park is in the centre of Swords Town. 
  • Car: Signposted from the M1/N1 Dublin-Belfast north of Swords.   
  • Bus: Bus 33, 33B, 41, 41B and 43 from Eden Quay in Dublin City to Swords Town Centre.