Swords Pavilions

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Swords Pavilions
Swords Pavilions logo
Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords, County Dublin - geograph.org.uk - 333114.jpg
Swords Pavilions exterior
LocationSwords, County Dublin, Ireland
Opening dateMay 15, 2001; 17 years ago (2001-05-15)
ManagementIan Hunter
No. of stores and services90+
No. of floors2 shopping floors, 5 parking floors

Swords Pavilions is a shopping centre, located in Swords, in North Dublin. The centre is North Dublin's premier shopping centre with over 90 shops, restaurants and cafes as well as the 11 screen Movies@Swords cinema. It has over 2,000 surface and multi-storey parking spaces. The centre is owned by Hammerson, Irish Life and IPUT.

Swords Pavilons has an in-house radio station known as Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre Radio. This can be heard throughout the centre.


In 1996, a planning application was sent to the Fingal County Council, for a commercial complex to be built on a 20-acre site between the Main Street and the Swords by-pass. Construction work was meant to start in the middle of 1997 with an opening in the autumn of 1998, however construction did not begin until 1999.[1] The Pavilions was eventually opened on the 15 May 2001, by then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.


In 2006, the Movies@Swords cinema was opened. Also in 2006, Phase 2 of the centre was opened, which consisted of or retailers such as Penneys. There are plans for a Phase 3, which would be located at the front of the centre. It would be located next to the Swords metro stop on the R132, however Phase 3 has been shelved until further notice.[2]

In June 2018, plans for a €3.3 million development were announced which will reconfigure the first floor of Phase 2 to accommodate 3 new restaurant units where two of the units will be occupied by Five Guys and Milano. The development will also include a glass bridge that will link the first floor of the centre.[3]


  1. ^ "£100m Swords centre planned". The Irish Times. 18 September 1996.
  2. ^ "Pavilions developers remain committed to phase three". Fingal Independent. 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Burger chain Five Guys is opening a joint in Swords Pavilions' new 'restaurant quarter'". TheJournal.ie. 13 June 2018.

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