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Historic Houses & Castles

addressSwords castle, Ward River Valley, Swords


Phone+353(0)18905629

Emailparks@fingalcoco.ie

Swords Castle was built as a summer palace for Archbishop Comyn. The Archbishop was also a Norman baron who had his own constable resident in the castle. The constable was empowered to hold court and even to pass the death sentence. For this purpose he had a gallows outside the town on the Brackenstown Road.

The castle was in ruin since 1324 A.D. and is currently being restored for the purposes of a heritage centre.