Holywell, Swords

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Tobar Naofa[1]
Neighbourhood of Swords
Holywell is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°26′36″N 6°12′37″W / 53.4433°N 6.2103°W / 53.4433; -6.2103Coordinates: 53°26′36″N 6°12′37″W / 53.4433°N 6.2103°W / 53.4433; -6.2103
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
Region Dublin
County Fingal
Town Swords
 • Dáil Éireann Dublin North
 • EU Parliament Dublin
 • Total 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 2,479
 • Density 6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 01, +353 1

Holywell (Irish: Tobar Naofa) is a neighbourhood near Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Developed and marketed in phases and under various names, Feltrim Hall, Gorse Hill, Abbey Stone, Holywell and The Meadows, all the street names in the community include the common name Holywell e.g. 'Holywell Drive'.


Founded in 2004, the community grew rapidly over its first four years. The development of social and recreational facilities initially lagged behind the development of housing in the community, however recent developments have been seen in the completion of a small commercial centre, a primary school, two tennis courts and football/rugby pitches, and two modern well-appointed playgrounds. The name appears to be related to a "Holy Well" which is located near to the community although not on the actual site.


Holywell is located to the south east of Swords, on the west side of the Dublin to Belfast M1 Motorway, the Swords junction off the M1 serves the estate and also provide a link to the Airside Retail Park and on to Swords.

The centre of Swords is a 20 to 25 minute walk from Holywell estate and offers many amenities.

Public Transport[edit]

Holywell is adjacent to the M1 motorway and has benefited from reasonable access to Dublin city centre because of this. The Swords Express and Dublin Bus routes 41x and 142 stop on the R125 Dual Carrigeway, which divides Holywell into north and south.

The Swords Express bus service serves Holywell. During peak times it is a 25 minute journey between Holywell and Dublin City Centre, operating via the M1 motorway and Dublin Port Tunnel. At off peak times the journey is much quicker. [4]

At peak times, Holywell is also served by Dublin Bus routes 41x and 142. Route 41x operates from Swords Manor to UCD Belfield via Holywell, Dublin Port Tunnel and Dublin City Centre. It serves Holywell in the morning peak only.[5] Route 142 operates from Portmarnock to Rathmines via Malahide, Holywell, Dublin Port Tunnel and Dublin City Centre.[6]

Dublin Bus Routes 43 and 102 also stop nearby on Montgorry Way, beside the bridge over the M1 Motorway at Drynam. The 43 bus operates between Swords and Dublin City Centre, via Drynam, Kinsealy, the Malahide Road, Artane and Fairview.[7] Route 102 operates from Dublin Airport to Sutton via Swords, Drynam, Malahide and Portmarnock.[8]

Other Dublin Bus routes are available outside both entrances to the Airside Retail Park, 1km away. The Fosterstown stop of the proposed Dublin Metro North line would also be located at the Airside Retail Park.


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