Swords Castle settlement much older, and the lives of the inhabitants grim, community dig finds

Joint disease, spinal problems, and teeth ground down from a poor diet, were some of the chronic ailments in the bodies uncovered by local history enthusiasts in Swords Castle. The findings are documented in a new book by Fingal County Council Heritage Officer Christine Baker entiled ‘Swords Castle: Digging History: Excavations 2015-2017′. Launched this week,…

Free trees available in Swords this weekend

Native trees will be available for free in Swords this weekend as part of National Tree Week. Young Alder, Hawthorn and Birch will be given out to the public at the Ward River Valley this Saturday (March 26th) between 9.30am and 12noon. The trees will be handed out next to the Swords Manor playing pitches.…

Swords earmarked for rapid, destination and ‘en-route’ electric car infrastructure

The Swords area has been identified for a number of different types of electric car charging points as part of a Dublin Metropolitan Area EV report. In good news for motorists, consultants working for Dublin’s local authorities, have identified Swords as a strategic location for infrastructure to accomodate residential charging, rapid charge for commuters and…