Knocksedan, Swords

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Knocksedan
Cnoc Siáin[1]
Neighbourhood of Swords
Knocksedan is located in Ireland
Knocksedan
Knocksedan
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°27′22″N 6°15′42″W / 53.4562°N 6.2616°W / 53.4562; -6.2616Coordinates: 53°27′22″N 6°15′42″W / 53.4562°N 6.2616°W / 53.4562; -6.2616
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
Region Dublin
County Fingal
Town Swords
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Dublin North
 • EU Parliament Dublin
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) +353 (0)1
Irish Grid Reference O 152 460

Knocksedan is a neighbourhood in the town of Swords in Ireland. It is situated along the Naul Road (R108) to the west of Swords on the southside of the Ward River.

Housing Estate[edit]

Knocksedan Demesne is a quiet housing estate on the east side of the Naul Road. It is on its own and is isolated from the main town of Swords. It contains 163 houses, but no shops or community facilities. It is not served by any public transport services, and there are no good paths into the town.[2][3]

The streets in the estate are:

  • Knocksedan Drive
  • Knocksedan Wood
  • Old Fort Wood
  • Knockmary Crescent
  • Boltan Green
  • Manders Crescent
  • Moat Lane
  • Old Brazil Way
  • Molesworth Close
  • Usher Lane

A second phase of Knocksedan Demesne is planned to be built, and planning permission has been granted for 191 four and five bedroom houses.[4] This development will also include a creche as well as a parkland river walk along the banks of the River Ward. Construction of the second phase of Knocksedan Demesne began in July 2014. [5]

Heliport[edit]

Knocksedan Heliport is located on the west side on the Naul Road, opposite the housing estate. It is run by Celtic Helicopters. Celtic Helicopters were founded in 1985 and their helicopters have carried Nelson Mandela and have flown alongside Air Force One. Their heliport in Knocksedan has four hangers and they provide a helicopter wash facility and Jet A1 Fuel.[6] Irish Helicopters also use the heliport. They provide Aerial Crane, Aerial Filming, Aerial Survey, Helicopter Charter, Helicopter Maintenance, Power Line Survey, Spraying and Special Project services.[7]

Park[edit]

The Ward River Valley Park is a large linear park on the banks of the Ward River in the middle of Swords town. It covers an area of 89 ha. (220 acres) between Swords Town Centre and Knocksedan Bridge. Features of interest include some 12th-century fortifications, woodland habitats, wetlands and rolling grassland. There are viewing points, picnic sites, sports pitches and tennis courts.[8] Most of the Knocksedan end of the park is currently very overgrown. Phase 2 of the Knocksedan Demesne Housing Estate includes developing this end of the park into Open Space.

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