Rathbeale, Swords

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Ráth Béil[1]
Neighbourhood of Swords
Rathbeale is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°27′44″N 6°13′48″W / 53.4622°N 6.2301°W / 53.4622; -6.2301Coordinates: 53°27′44″N 6°13′48″W / 53.4622°N 6.2301°W / 53.4622; -6.2301
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
Region Dublin
County Fingal
Town Swords
 • 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 174 473

Rathbeale is a neighbourhood in the town of Swords in Ireland. It developed in west Swords along the Rathbeale Road (R125), which runs from Swords to the townland of Rathbeal. It has been designed around the Rathbeale Road, which has shops, including two supermarkets, with housing estates on either side of the road.


Rathbeale is located west of the centre of Swords, along the Rathbeale Road. It is on the northside of the Ward River, between the areas of Applewood and Brackenstown. The Rathbeale Road runs through the centre of Rathbeale and there are housing estates on either side of the road.

Housing estates and streets in the Rathbeale area are:

  • Rathbeale (Road, Court, Crescent, Rise)
  • Saint Columbas (Rise, Heights)
  • Brackenstown Avenue
  • Oakwood Avenue
  • Windmill (Avenue, Rise)
  • Glasmore Park
  • Elmwood (Drive, Park, Road)
  • Abbeylea (Avenue, Close, Drive, Green)
  • Daleview Road
  • Saint Andrews Park
  • Pine Grove (Park, Road)
  • Mooretown (Avenue, Grove, Park, Road)
  • Watery Lane
  • Jugback Lane
  • Commons West
  • Castlefarm
  • Broadmeadows

Public Transport[edit]

The Rathbeale Road is served by Dublin Bus Routes 41, 41b, 41x, 41n and the private Urbus service.[2]

Dublin Bus route 41 operates approximately every 20 minutes from Swords Manor to Dublin City Centre (Lwr Abbey Street) through Rathbeale, Swords Village, Dublin Airport, Santry and Drumcondra. [3] Route 41b operates an infrequent service from Rolestown to Dublin City Centre (Lwr Abbey Street) through Rathbeale and Swords Village.[4] At peak times route 41x operates a service to UCD Belfield via Dublin City Centre.[5]

The Urbus service operates approximately every 90 minutes from Applewood to Castleknock via Rathbeale, Swords Village, Dublin Airport and Blanchardstown.[6]

On Friday and Saturday nights the Dublin Bus 41n Nitelink service operates from Dublin City Centre (Westmoreland Street) to Swords Manor via Dublin Airport, Swords Village and Rathbeale.[7]


Shops on the Rathbeale Road include supermarkets, a department store, a pharmacy, a newsagency and a florist. The public library is also on the Rathbeale Road.[8]