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The Old Borough, Swords

The Old Borough is one of the town’s best-known buildings (a school for 191 years), designed by noted Irish architect Francis Johnston.

Historic Swords dates from AD 560 and sits on the Ward River. The bustling shopping town is close to Dublin Airport, with fast, frequent transport links to the airport/Dublin city centre.

From €129 per night


+353 1 8084103


72 Main Street, Swords, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, K67 E6W7


This boutique hotel has 14 en suite rooms, including an accessible room, complete with full DDA-compliant bathroom facilities.

Each room features tea- and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, flat-screen television, unlimited free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning with digital climate control.

  • room_service24-hour reception
  • meeting_roomAdjoining rooms
  • showerBath and shower
  • local_parkingChargeable parking
  • child_friendlyChildren welcome
  • waterComplimentary water
  • showerEn suite
  • more_timeExpress check-out
  • family_restroomFamily rooms
  • local_parkingFree parking on site
  • live_tvFreeview TV
  • ironIron and ironing board
  • elevatorLift
  • accessibleStep-free access
  • local_cafeTea and coffee facilities
  • wifiUnlimited free Wi-Fi
  • usbUSB ports
Swords Castle, early medieval castle, Swords

Local attractions

The town has a great range of shops and restaurants. Swords Castle, the Holy Wells and Round Tower historic tourist attractions are all within walking distance of the hotel. In close proximity is Malahide – with its marina, parks and costal views.

Enjoy a visit to Swords Castle, only a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Ten minutes away is costal Malahide, with parks, walks and another castle.

Pavilions shopping centre and cinema are on the hotel’s doorstep, while nearby Airside Retail Park is only a few minutes away. Bus services from the town centre take you into Dublin centre, stopping at Croke Park.

Local transport

The hotel is on Main Street, in Swords, opposite the Pavilions shopping centre.

Dublin Bus and Swords Express run frequent services to and from Dublin Airport and the city centre to Swords Main Street.

Bus services run from outside the hotel, with taxi offices nearby also.


We usually give hotel guests a parking permit to display in their car, giving free parking for the duration of their stay.

For any other non-hotel customers, parking is payable.

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Non-refundable advance purchase rates, available to book direct on the telephone, this website and our app.

Unwind at our authentic Wetherspoon pubs

Every hotel is also attached to a Wetherspoon pub, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, including club deals (such as Curry Club® and Steak Club®) and a range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, all conveniently located for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

Wooden wall, table chairs and fireplace inside The Old Borough pub

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