About Fingal

We are a Local Authority north of Dublin with offices at Swords and Blanchardstown. We serve a geographical location of 448.sq km which spans rural, urban and suburban communities, and is home to several key elements of national and regional infrastructure, including Dublin Airport.
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Fingal County Council was established in 1994 and is the Local Authority for the administrative county of Fingal. Fingal is located to the north of Dublin City and is also bordered by South County Dublin, Meath and Kildare, and to the east by the Irish Sea. The county covers an area of c. 448 sq. km. 

Fingal has a population of 296,214 (Census 2016) making it the third most populous local authority area in the country. The population increased by 77% between 1996 and 2011. The county also has the youngest population in the country. 

Fingal’s significant economic advantages including Dublin Airport, fast access to Dublin Port, rail, road, power and telecommunications infrastructure. Proximity to Dublin city centre and our location on the Dublin-Belfast economic corridor, ensure our continued future growth. Dublin Airport is nationally significant due to it’s employment base, passenger throughput and airfreight services and it remains the primary economic hub in Fingal. 

Fingal is defined by the diversity of its landscape. It is rural, urban and suburban. It is home to established communities who trace their roots back hundreds of years - these sit side by side with communities who are emerging with little past but exciting futures. 

Fingal has 88 km of coastline stretching from Sutton to Balbriggan. We have three protected estuaries, salt marsh habitats and thirteen major beaches. The River Liffey borders our south-western edge.

We provide a range of services to our citizens - community & leisure facilities, housing, planning, environmental services, maintenance, water, transportation routes, and business support to name a few.

Information on all our services is available here on this website, however if you would prefer to contact us directly details are listed below.

Contact Us

Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: (01) 890 5000
Telephone (after hours): (01) 873 1415

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Swords Office

Fingal County Council
County Hall
Main Street
County Dublin
K67 X8Y2
Click here to see a map showing the location of County Hall in Swords

Blanchardstown Office

Fingal County Council
Civic Offices
Grove Road
Dublin 15
D15 W638 
Click here to see a map showing the location of Fingal County Council Civic Offices in Blanchardstown