'under a pump in the village of Swords' Ulysses James Joyce
 

Latest update: 6 January 2017

 



Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin
www.gaelart.net

Swords
Sord Cholmcille


County Dublin, Ireland

A Visual History

A Textual History


'Sord of Columcille' / 'Swrth Colomkelle' / 'Surdum Sti. Columbae' / 'Sordum' /
'Sord' / 'Soords' / 'Surd' / 'Suird' / 'Surds' / 'Sords' / 'Swerts' / 'Swerds' / 'Swerdes' / 'Sweerdes' / 'Swordes' / 'Swords'

(See A Textual History for sources of these varied spellings)

 


Swords / Sord Cholmcille: A Visual and Textual History is an illustrated history of Swords from the 1790s to the present day compiled from my collection of historical photos and engravings, my photos, and other sites. It also contains published articles about Swords from the 1830s onwards. It is hoped it will be an invaluable aid to individuals, schools and academic institutions who are interested in Swords history and especially for the Irish diaspora who will remember the town from different periods in the past. (Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)


Gaelic: Sord Cholmcille - St. Colmcille's Well

The town's origins date back to 560 AD when it was founded by Saint Colmcille (521-567). Legend has it that the saint blessed a local well, giving the town its name, Sord, meaning "clear" or "pure". However, An Sord also means "the water source" and could indicate a large communal drinking well that existed in antiquity. St. Colmcille's Well is located on Well Road off Swords Main Street.


Texts relating to Swords history

For Swords history references from manuscripts, articles, books, pamphlets, reports, usage of different spellings in texts, click: Swords Textual History

If you have any images from any era [photographs, drawings, etchings, old calendars etc] please let me know. Any material uploaded will be fully acknowledged. Contact me at caoimhghin@yahoo.com

 


*Latest news*
 

Videos of Swords
(See bottom of page)

New photos of Swords

Swords castle (internal views)

Swords castle (external view after recent demolitions)

See below ...

Swords in the summer: Watery Lane towards Rathbeale Road.
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

Headstone Discovered At Aldi Site



The discovery of what looked to be a grave at the site of the new Aldi store at Seatown Road in Swords, may well prove to be a stumbling block to the completion of the project on time.
The memorial structure, which may well turn out to be a headstone was discovered by workmen as they excavated the site. The stone is in memory of Robert Russell and is dated 1627 and is located in the centre of where the car park is to be sited. See:

http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2016/05/31/headstone-discovered-at-aldi-site/


 

First Findings At Swords Castle



On Saturday 20th February [2016], Fingal County Council, presented the first results from its community archaeology programme at Swords Castle Ė Swords Castle: Digging History. A range of experts presented findings from the month long dig which took place in August and September 2015.
http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2016/03/01/first-findings-at-swords-castle/
 

Swords Castle In The Movies



Swords Castle is transformed into an 11th century setting for 'The Legend of Cambria', which was shot there recently

Dublin based production company, Pull the Trigger, took over the castle to shoot The Legend of Cambria. The fantasy film, which can be best described as a mixture of Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Willow is set in a magical mythical kingdom, with Swords Castle setting the backdrop for the ensuing adventures of swashbuckling heroes and villains, dragons and treachery.
http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2015/11/24/swords-castle-in-the-movies/

 

RTE' s Prime Time broadcast from
Swords Castle Church on 16 -2 - 2016





Architectural Plan of Swords when its Cultural Quarter is completed.

It appears from this image that plans are being made to construct
new buildings obstructing the view of the castle when the old buildings are knocked down.
Two modern buildings can be seen on North St in front of the castle walls in this illustration.
This, after years of waiting for the old buildings to be bought and demolished.
If the castle is to become the focal point of the town why is it so difficult to leave
an unobstructed view all round?
See video here: http://fingal.ie/planning-and-buildings/swordsculturalquartermasterplan/




http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2015/04/21/progress-made-on-swords-cultural-quarter/


Big Tree in St. Colmcille's Graveyard



Big Tree in St. Colmcille's Graveyard, Swords (December 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 According to Bernadette Marks, "Alas, the weather has damaged the tree, part of it has fallen down! The tree grew into the headstone of Careys from Baskin."
(See: https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum)

 

Digging History At Swords Castle



http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2015/08/25/digging-history-at-swords-castle/




http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/heritage-week-10-free-events-for-your-familys-last-summer-hurrah-34966429.html



RTE' s 'Charlie' shows Hooper print




Swords Castle Conservation Plan



Swords Castle was built as the residence for the Archbishops of Dublin in the thirteenth century. It is the best surviving medieval episcopal manor in Ireland, representing at least 500 years of development, and is a National Monument. A Swords Castle Conservation Plan has been published to address a range of concerns regarding the preservation and protection of the castle, in order to enable the castle to be reinvigorated and presented to the public so that its significance becomes more widely recognised. The Conservation Plan was published on 9th September 2014.

Swords Castle Conservation Plan - Main Document
Swords Castle Conservation Plan - Appendices
Swords Castle Conservation Plan - Appendix B

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Filming takes place at Swords Castle

HISTORIC VENUE TRANSFORMED INTO BATTLEGROUND



http://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/entertainment/filming-takes-place-at-swords-castle-27797052.html

'Scenes shot in Swords will make up elements of the famous 1544 siege of Boulogne, which took place during King Henry VIII's second invasion of France. The scenes will feature in the sixth of [sic] seventh episode of the series'


Origins of the name Swords

"The original word is properly written "Sord," or "Surd," which is interpreted "clear," or "pure," although in modern Irish the word so spelt bears the meaning of "order ... industry ... diligence." The w came into it after the settlement of the English, who wrote the name Swerds, though pronounced Swords, as the verb shew has the sound of show. This interpretation which I give you is from an ancient Life of St. Columbkille, preserved in a very venerable MS. of the Royal Irish Academy, of the fourteenth century. [...] it was the practice of the early founders of Christianity in these islands, when planting a church in any spot, to have special reference to the proximity of a well. [...] suffice it to say, that well-worship existed in the country before the introduction of Christianity, and that when the people were converted, like the transfer of pagan temples, these wells, with all their veneration, were made over to the aid of the new religion."

(A Lecture on the Antiquities of Swords by The Late Right Rev. William Reeves)


Swords, north County Dublin, Ireland



 

Ulysses by James Joyce
"Had Bloom and Stephen been baptised, and where and by whom, cleric or layman?
Bloom (three times), by the reverend Mr Gilmer Johnston M. A., alone, in the protestant church of Saint Nicholas Without, Coombe, by James O'Connor, Philip Gilligan and James Fitzpatrick, together, under a pump in the village of Swords, and by the reverend Charles Malone C. C., in the church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar. Stephen (once) by the reverend Charles Malone C. C., alone, in the church of the Three Patrons, Rathgar."
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4300/4300-h/4300-h.htm




John Hinde postcard (1990s)



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 






Gabriel Beranger - Tower, Belfry and Church (1790s)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000146447







Gabriel Beranger - Tower, Belfry and Church (1790s)
For more information see: http://discovery.dho.ie/navigation.php?navigation_function=2&navigation_item=ria_3+C+31/13







Tower, Belfry and Church. 'Published by T Hooper June 11th 1791 Engraved by Jas Newton'
for the The Antiquities of Ireland 1791







Tower and Belfry (c.1794)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000147923







Swords Castle by Daniel Grose. 'Published by T Hooper August 9th 1791 Engraved by Jas Newton'
for the The Antiquities of Ireland 1791

 




Thomas Cromwell
- Excursions through Ireland, Vol. 2. Published: London, Longman 1820.

 





Swords Castle. Drawn on stone by D J Harding from a sketch by Robert O'Callaghan, Newenham Esq Printed by C Hullmandel

 



Tower, Belfry and Church. Engraved by R Acon from a drawing by J Greig for the Excursions through Ireland. Published August 1, 1819 by Longman and Co Paternoster Row







Swords Castle. Drawn by Geo Holmes Engraved by J and H S Storer Published by Sherwood, Jones and ... (1824)



 

Swords Castle, County Dublin, (?1790s)
George Holmes, Irish, fl.1789-1802
http://onlinecollection.nationalgallery.ie/view/objects/asitem/People$00401246/0?t:state:flow=d86afce3-edc7-4501-80a9-ed1a0bda9c46
For more information see Swords Castle Conservation Plan - Main Document







Gatehouse attributed to Daniel Grose
For more information see Swords Castle Conservation Plan - Main Document







George Petrie , 1789-1866 : The Round Tower, Belfry and Church, of Swords (1829)

London : Fisher, Son & Co., 1829. A print, originally produced for the part-work series "Ireland Illustrated" (London : 1829-1832). Engraved by Robert Brandard (1805-1862) from an original study by the Irish artist and archaeologist George Petrie R.H.A.







Tower, Belfry and Church (1832)
Taken from cover of The Dublin Penny Journal, Volume 1,
Number 23, December 1, 1832
(for text of article see: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html)







Tower, Belfry and Church. Mrs Hall Travels around Ireland (1843)







Swords Castle. Mrs Hall Travels around Ireland (1843)







 Tower and Belfry What's To Be Seen in Dublin (1872)







'North-east View, Church of St. Columba, Norman Tower, and Round Tower, Swords, A.D. 1887'
Fingal and its Churches - A Historical Sketch, by Robert Walsh, M. A., Dublin and London, 1888.







Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls00022345







Tower, Belfry and Church (1902)
Cyclist and Pedestrian Guide Neighbourhood of Dublin R J Mecredy (Mecredy and Kyle, Dublin)



 

Tower, Belfry and Church (ca. 1890-1910)
Mason, Thomas Holmes, 1877-1958 photographer
In Collections: Mason Photographic Collection
http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000519607







Tower, Belfry and Church (ca. 1890-1910)
Mason, Thomas Holmes, 1877-1958 photographer
In Collections: Mason Photographic Collection
http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000519608







Tower (ca. 1890-1910)
Mason, Thomas Holmes, 1877-1958 photographer
In Collections: Mason Photographic Collection
http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000519609







Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000230210







Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335462







Church (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000040795







Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000040796







Swords Castle and Mill (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316940







Swords Mill (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316939







Catholic Church (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319600







Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316936







Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319596







Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000335463







Church At Swords Co Dublin : 114 Years Old Antique Print (1898)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moonlizard-Church-At-Swords-Dublin/dp/B00AAROZ5E








Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316937







Swords Castle (early 1900s)
Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
See: https://rsai.locloudhosting.net/







Swords Castle (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319599







Swords Castle (c.1900) (Val 58182)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/







Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316938







Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)







North Street, Swords (c. 1900)
For more information see: http://homepage.eircom.net/~swordsourtown/local_history/local_history.htm







Swords main street (1904)
from The Neighbourhood of Dublin: Its Topography, Antiquities, and Historical Associations
by Weston St. John Joyce (Dublin: M H Gill and Son, Ltd, 1921)







Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900) (Val 58181)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/







Swords Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)







Swords Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information contact: Fingal Raparee Fadů Fadů: Irish Memory
http://irishmemory.blogspot.ie/2013/02/a-history-tour-of-swords-1921.html







Main Street, Swords
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)







Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319597







Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)








Church and Towers, Swords
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/irish-postcard-ireland-dublin-swords-church-and-tower-/401017941297?hash=item5d5e882d31:g:J3oAAOSwhcJWGtms









Towers from the east, Swords
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Ireland-Towers-from-East-Swords-Dublin-Old-Real-Photo-Postcard-Clock-Round-Tower-/381517765173?hash=item58d43b1a35:g:gu4AAOSwX~dWlNQ7



 



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 







Feltrim Hill, Swords (demolished)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319601







The Taylors & Swords House (c. 1900) (demolished, now site of Fingal County Council)
For more information see: http://homepage.eircom.net/~swordsourtown/local_history/local_history.htm







Swords Castle, Swords
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum?fref=ts







Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Price's Shop, Swords (1912)
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum?fref=ts








Old Borough School, Main Street, Swords (c.1900)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)







Early's Hotel, Main St. Swords. Later Taylor's Hardware.
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







The Star Pub, Main St., Swords burned (1920s)
For more information see: http://homepage.eircom.net/~swordsourtown/local_history/local_history.htm







The Irish Times 23 April 1929







The Star Pub, Main St., Swords (1934)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)







Swords Castle (1934)
On a sunny day in June 1934 an inspector from the National Monuments Service was surveying Swords Castle, a national monument in the ownership of Fingal Co. Co. (SMR DU011-034001-).
https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Monuments-Service-Archaeology/563478597003852







Swords Castle (1934)
On a sunny day in June 1934 an inspector from the National Monuments Service was surveying Swords Castle, a national monument in the ownership of Fingal Co. Co. (SMR DU011-034001-).
https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Monuments-Service-Archaeology/563478597003852







Swords Castle (1934)
On a sunny day in June 1934 an inspector from the National Monuments Service was surveying Swords Castle, a national monument in the ownership of Fingal Co. Co. (SMR DU011-034001-).
https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Monuments-Service-Archaeology/563478597003852







Swords Castle (1934)
On a sunny day in June 1934 an inspector from the National Monuments Service was surveying Swords Castle, a national monument in the ownership of Fingal Co. Co. (SMR DU011-034001-).
https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Monuments-Service-Archaeology/563478597003852







Board of Health houses, Main Street, Swords (1934)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)







Confirmation, St Colmcille's Church, Swords (1930s)
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/search/str/Berni%20Swordsmuseum/keywords_top







The Irish Times 25 March 1936







Swords Main Street c1940s
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum?fref=ts







North Street, Swords (Harp Bar on the left)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







North Street and Seatown Road. Mary Ryan's shop before that.
Mr. Weston fixed and sold TVs (demolished) (1947/8)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/

 



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 








Fingal Harriers at Swords Castle (1943)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Nurse's Hill - Outside J C Savage house at the Watery Lane junction.
See Bernadette Marks:

https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum







'The Big Tree' Pub -now the Estuary -
also the 'Big Tree' in the middle of the road, which was removed (c 1940s)
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum?fref=ts







Central Bar (c. 1940s)
(Old Borough National School, Swords)








Anthony O'Keefe Bar (c. 1950) Later Ryan's (demolished)
(Old Borough National School, Swords)






North Street, Swords (c.1950)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Main Street, Swords (1950)
(Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
For more information see:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swords-Past-and-Present/144951462229109







Playing handball at the Lord Mayor's (formerly O'Toole's) Pub, Swords (1950s)
For more information see:
http://www.irishhandballalley.com/2011/02/i-was-first-told-that-there-was-alley.html







Belfry (1960s)
For more information see: http://www.tara.tcd.ie/jspui/handle/2262/12016







Swords Castle (1960s)
For more information see: http://www.tara.tcd.ie/jspui/handle/2262/12015







The Irish Times 22 October 1964







Swords Castle (1940-60s)
For more information see Swords Castle Conservation Plan - Main Document







Bridge Street, Swords
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum?fref=ts







Round tower, Belfry and church (1969)
O'Dea, James P. 1910-1992 photographer
In Collections: O'Dea Photograph Collection
http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000307662







Round tower, Belfry and church (1960s) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







St Columba's Rise, Swords (1967) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)
[L to R: Kevin Cryan, Kevin Power, Karen Cryan, Frank Bermingham, Declan Power]







St Columba's Rise, Swords (1960s) (Photo: Power Collection)
[L to R: Declan Power, Elizabeth Meenan, Kevin Cryan, Paddy Power, Kevin Power
(Elizabeth Meenan's grandmother, Mrs Meenan, getting out of Volkswagon Beetle)]







Pageant (re-enacting the elopement of Mable Bagnall) in Swords Castle (1970)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Swords Festival, outside Clarke's (1970s)
(Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Hortex Factory
Parade in Swords 1970s - marching down to Fingallians (1970s)
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum?fref=ts







Painting the fence around the Hector Bray Cinema Swords (now Penny's)
Photo from Paudie Murphy (c.1970s) (demolished)
For more information see:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swords-Past-and-Present/144951462229109







The Pound (1972) (Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
(Photo: Jack and David McGrane)







Round Tower, Swords (1976) (Patrick Healy Collection)
For more information contact:
http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/2534

 



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 







Main Street, Swords (1976) (Patrick Healy Collection)
For more information see: http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/2780







Swords Castle, Flea na Bpaisti (1970s) (Photos: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle, Flea na Bpaisti (1970s) (Photos: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle, Flea na Bpaisti (1970s) (Photos: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle, Flea na Bpaisti (1970s) (Photos: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







North St, Swords (the shop on the right hand corner was Julia Weston's) (1970s)
For more information see:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swords-Past-and-Present/144951462229109



 

North Street Swords circa 1970 (dodonoghue)







The Taylors & Swords House (1976) (demolished now site of Fingal County Council)
Photo: Patrick Healy
For more information see: http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/1429







O'Toole's Bar (1970s) (Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2010)
(Photo: Peadar Grogan)







Old Borough National School, Swords
Photo: Patrick Healy
For more information see: http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/3634







Brackenstown House, Swords
Photo: Patrick Healy
For more information see: http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/2470







Sword Castle. Photo - Bernadette Marks (1979)
(Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Hortex Factory (1980s)
"Factory in background now Carlton Court - pics taken at Colaiste Choilm."
See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum







The Irish Times 29 August 1981







Round Tower Swords (1981) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Belfry, Swords (1981) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Barracks, Church Road, Swords (1970s) (demolished) (Dyes F. G. Anderson Chemicals)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)







Barracks, Church Road, Swords (1980s) (demolished) (Dyes F. G. Anderson Chemicals)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Texaco Garage (1980s) (Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2010)
(Photo: Michael Kavanagh)







Carnegie Library, North St., Swords. Built in 1908 by a local committee with a grant from the Carnegie Trust
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







River by old mill (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Cottage facing castle (demolished) (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) Chapel facade.
For more information see Swords Castle Conservation Plan - Main Document







Swords Castle (1987) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1987) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1987) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







North Street, Swords (1987) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Pound and Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle, Constable's Tower (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (1980s) External view
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle [North wall] (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







North Street (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







North Street (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







North Street (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle with Tower and Belfry (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (1980s) Internal view (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (1980s) through arch (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main Street, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Old Schoolhouse, Coolbanagher, Church Road, Swords, was built in 1846,
became restaurant in 1982 (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Harp Inn (1980s) (demolished)
(Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2010)
(Photo: Ted McLoughlin)







Swords Park, Main Street, Swords (1980s) (now site of Fingal County Council)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Catholic Church (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Catholic Church (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Hardware (1980s) (Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
(Photo: John Taylor)







Swords Park, Main Street, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Park, Main Street, Swords (1980s) (now site of Fingal County Council)
For more information see: http://homepage.eircom.net/~swordsourtown/local_history/local_history.htm







Swords Park, Main Street, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Savage's Supermarket (1980s)
(Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
(Photo: Ted McLoughlin)







Tower, Belfry and Church, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Tower, Belfry and Church, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Tower, Belfry and Church, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Lane between St Columba's Rise and Church Road (1990s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Church Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







St Columba's Graveyard (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Courthouse, North Street, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 







The Gut, off Malahide Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







View from Malahide Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







View from Main Street, Swords (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Gut (demolished) (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Gut (demolished) (1980s) (Photo: Mongey Collection)







Barracks (demolished) [Building on right] (1980s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Old Vicarage, Church Road Swords built in the 17th century. The home of the local
Church of Ireland the Clergyman. The Old Vicarage is now an apartment block.
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Bridge (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Well, Well Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Well, Well Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Glasmore Abbey front (1980s) Lioscian, off St. Cronanís Avenue, Brackenstown Road, Swords
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (See: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html for map)







Glasmore Abbey back (1980s) Lioscian, off St. Cronanís Avenue, Brackenstown Road, Swords
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (See: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html for map)







Old Boro, Main Street (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Ancient cottage, Rathbeale Road (mud and wattle walls) (1980s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Ancient cottage, Rathbeale Road (mud and wattle walls) (1980s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Cottage, Church Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Pump, Rathbeale Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)






Pump, Rathbeale Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Church, Swords (1991) (Photo: Brendan Scally)
http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000354510


 



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 








Swords Shoe Repairs (1992) (Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
(Photo: Ted McLoughlin)







Barracks, Church Road, Swords (1993) (demolished)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







Peter Galvin Hardware (1990s)
(Old Borough National School, Swords)







Superquinn, Main St., Swords (1993) (demolished) Now the Pavilions Swords Shopping Centre
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/







ColŠiste Choilm, Swords (demolished) (1999) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







ColŠiste Choilm, Swords (demolished) (1999) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







ColŠiste Choilm, Swords (demolished) (1999) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







ColŠiste Choilm, Swords (demolished) (1999) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







ColŠiste Choilm, Swords (demolished) (1999) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Old Borough National School (under construction), Swords (2000) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







The Old Borough National School (under construction), Swords (2000) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







The Old Borough National School (under construction), Swords (2000) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







The Old Borough National School, Swords (2001)
(Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2008)
(Photo: Principal Anne-Marie Woods)







Pump beside the Lord Mayor's, Main St., Swords (2000s)
For more information see: http://homepage.eircom.net/~swordsourtown/local_history/local_history.htm







Church Road, Swords (2005) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Tower, Belfry and Church (2000s) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Tower, Belfry and Church (2000s) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Ryans Pub, Main Street (demolished) (2005) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle, Festival (September 2005) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle, Festival (September 2005) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle, Festival (September 2005) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Cottage, Malahide Road (Demolished) (2005) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Church Road passage to Columba's Rise (2005) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Chapel Lane, Swords (2005) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







St. Colmcille's B.N.S., Chapel Lane, Swords (2005) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







St. Colmcille's B.N.S., Chapel Lane, Swords (2006) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)






St. Colmcille's B.N.S., Chapel Lane, Swords (2006) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Principal James Bennett, St. Colmcille's B.N.S., Chapel Lane, Swords (2006)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







St. Colmcille's B.N.S., Chapel Lane, Swords (2006) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Old Borough National School (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Old Borough National School (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Church Road (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Church Road (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Swords Castle Shopping Centre, Rathbeale Road (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Tower, Belfry and Church (2000s) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Sexton's House, 26 Church Road, Swords (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Forster Way, Swords (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Forster Way, Swords (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Forster Way, Swords (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Senior Citizen's Centre, Forster Way, Swords (2006) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Weeping willow, Vicarage, Church Road, Swords (2008) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Vicarage, Church Road, Swords (2008) (Photo: Veronica Cryan)







Swords Castle (August 2009) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Well, Well Road (January 2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Shoe Repairs (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Old Boro, Main Street, Swords (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)








Site of Swords Mill (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Courthouse, North St. (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Old Vicarage, Church Road, Swords (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Site of Barracks, Church Road, Swords (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Castle (August 2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (2013)  Internal view
 (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Tower, Belfry and Church (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Glasmore Abbey (2013) Lioscian, off St. Cronanís Avenue, Brackenstown Road, Swords
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (See: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html for map)







Youthreach, New Boro School, Oak Tree Lane, off North St, Swords
Former National School built in 1890 (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Fingal County Council Swords Town Park, Bridge Street, Swords.
Pillars from Swords House, formerly on Main St (now Fingal County Hall)
(2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Swords Main Street (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Old Schoolhouse Restaurant, Swords, was built in 1846, became restaurant in 1982
(2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Old Borough National School (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Carnegie Library, North St., Swords. Built in 1908 by a local committee with a grant from the Carnegie Trust
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Star Pub, Main St., Swords (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Teachersí Residences, North Street - built in 1890 (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







The Lord Mayors, Main Street, Swords (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Eddie Rocket's, Main Street, Swords (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Tower, Belfry (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Belfry and roof markings of early church knocked down in 1811(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Cottage, Church Road, Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Peter Galvin Hardware, Main St, Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Apache Pizza, Malahide Road, Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Malahide Rd, Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







Main St., Swords (April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

 

St Columba's Rise (17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)


 

Ruined cottage, Rathbeale Road (17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 


 



 

 

Chapel



(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

 

Chapel Choir




First floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)



 

First floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)





Chamber Block




First floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)







First floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)





Second floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 


 

Constables Tower

First floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

 

First floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

 



Stairwell
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

 

Second floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

 

En suite toilet, Second floor
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 


 

Videos of Swords

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 



 



Renovations

 


Swords Castle with Tower and Belfry (1980s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

Swords Castle with Tower and Belfry (2000s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (1980s) External view (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (2000s) External view
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (1980s) Internal view
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (2013)  Internal view
 (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
   

 



Swords Castle




Swords Castle drawing with obstructions removed (1987)
Drawing by Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin

 

Swords Castle (March 1987) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

Swords Castle (April 2009) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

Swords Castle (August 2009) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)





Swords Castle (July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)


 



Swords Round Tower

Suggested excavation of tower base
 



Round Tower, Swords (1976) (Patrick Healy Collection)
For more information contact:
http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/2534

 



Suggested excavation of Swords Round Tower with metal stairs for access and grass finish.


 


Suggested renovation of tower interior



Kilkenny Round Tower (interior wooden stairs and metal handrails)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (2008)



Current state of tower floors



(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (2013)


 



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 



 

 




Then and Now

 


Swords Shoe Repairs (1992)
(Photo: Ted McLoughlin)
 

Swords Shoe Repairs (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Barracks, Church Road, Swords (1993) (demolished)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/

 

Site of Barracks, Church Road,
Swords (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Old Borough School, Main Street, Swords (c.1900)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)
 

The Old Boro Public House, Main Street,
Swords (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Swords Mill (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316939

 

Site of Swords Mill
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Board of Health houses, Main Street, Swords (1934)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)
 

Board of Health houses, Main Street, Swords
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

The Gut (demolished) (1980s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

The Gut (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

The Star Pub, Main St., Swords (1934)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)

The Star Pub, Main St., Swords
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000316938
 

Swords main street
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Tower, Belfry and Church (c.1900)
For more information contact: Joe Curtis (http://www.balbriggan.net/contactus.htm)
 

Tower, Belfry and Church
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Glasmore Abbey front (1980s) Lioscian, off St. Cronanís Avenue, Brackenstown Road, Swords
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (See: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html for map)
 

Glasmore Abbey front (2013) Lioscian, off St. Cronanís Avenue, Brackenstown Road, Swords
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (See: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html for map)
 


Glasmore Abbey back (1980s) Lioscian, off St. Cronanís Avenue, Brackenstown Road, Swords
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (See: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html for map)
 

Glasmore Abbey back (2013) Lioscian, off St. Cronanís Avenue, Brackenstown Road, Swords
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin) (See: http://gaelart.net/swordshistory.html for map)

Cottage facing castle (demolished) (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

 

Health Centre (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Swords main street (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319596
 

Swords Main Street
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)
 

Old Schoolhouse, Coolbanagher,
Church Road, Swords built in 1834,
became restaurant in 1982 (1980s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Old Schoolhouse Restaurant, Coolbanagher,
Church Road, Swords, built in 1834,
became restaurant in 1982  (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Ancient cottage, Rathbeale Road (mud and wattle walls) (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Ancient cottage, Rathbeale Road (mud and wattle walls) (2013) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

North Street, Swords (c.1950)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/

North Street, Swords
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Swords Castle (c.1900)
For more information see: http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319599

Swords Castle
(2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

O'Toole's Bar (1970s) (Old Borough National School, Swords - Calendar 2010) (Photo: Peadar Grogan)

The Lord Mayors, Main Street, Swords (2013)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Swords Castle. 'Published by T Hooper August 9th 1791

Swords Castle with Tower and Belfry
(2000s)
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Cottage, Church Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Cottage, Church Road (2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Peter Galvin Hardware (1990s)
(Old Borough National School, Swords)

Peter Galvin Hardware (2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (1980s) Internal view
(Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (2013) Internal view (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (1980s) External view (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Constable's Tower, Swords Castle (2000s) External view (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

The Gut, off Malahide Road (1980s) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Apache Pizza, Malahide Road
(April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Superquinn, Main St., Swords (1993) (demolished)
For more information see: http://www.swordsheritage.com/

Pavilions Swords Shopping Centre, Main St., Swords
(April 2015) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

Nurse's Hill - Outside J C Savage house at the Watery Lane junction. See Bernadette Marks:
https://www.facebook.com/berni.swordsmuseum

 


Watery Lane towards Rathbeale Road. (Nurse's Hill)
(17 July 2016) (Photo: Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin)

   
 
 


 



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Map of Swords
(Patrick Healy Collection)




For more information see:
http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/2121







For more information see:
http://homepage.eircom.net/~swordsourtown/local_history/local_history.htm







For more information see:
http://homepage.eircom.net/~swordsourtown/local_history/local_history.htm


 


Map of Swords Castle




For more information see:
http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/2985


 



Aerial views of Swords


1964




For further information see:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/recoveringscot/6609029831/in/photostream/



1970s








Aerial view of Swords from 1970s photograph (1987)
Drawing by Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin



1990s






 



Swords Sord Cholmcille A Textual History
Historical texts relating to Swords, County Dublin from the 6th century to today.
 





Articles on Swords Visual and Textual Histories pages:

Fingal Independent
'
Artist charts town's history on web page'
http://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/localnotes/artist-charts-towns-history-on-web-page-29030877.html




North County Leader
'Call For Swords To Exploit Itís Rich History'
http://www.northcountyleader.ie/index.php/component/content/article/34-front-page/2581-call-for-swords-to-exploit-its-rich-history.html

 



Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Sord Cholm Cille, Co. Bhaile Átha Cliath, Éire
Folio of Pen and Ink Drawings by
Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin / Kevin Cryan (gaelart.net)

Contents: 6 loose A5 prints on Conqueror white card
in 2 colour Conqueror cream cover.
Cover contains illustrations and history of local heritage.
For more information email caoimhghin@yahoo.com
Folio for sale - 15 Euro p+p

 



 



 



 


 


Poster of Swords / Sord Cholm Cille (in English and Irish)
by Caoimhghin ” CroidheŠin / Kevin Cryan
(gaelart.net)


Poster for sale - 15 Euro p+p

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Society in Fingal,1603-60 (Maynooth Historical Studies) [Hardcover] Maighread Ni Mhurchadha

This tightly written study examines all aspects of Fingal (north Dublin) in a period that saw its transformation in every sphere - the beliefs, values and norms of the community, religion, marriage and the family, education, literature, the legal profession, work, crime, and leisure pursuits. The result is a fascinating case study of the social and cultural realities of early modern Ireland.

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