Plan for Swords Castle
THIS is the planned new look for Swords Castle and its surrounds. Fingal County Council has begun an extensive series of renovations on the castle following a report last year that the building posed safety concerns for visitors.
A design team has been appointed for the reconstruction of the vault over the entrance to the historic castle. Fingal plans to spend €80,000 before the end of 2016 on the project.
Meanwhile, the council has commissioned a project to create a master plan for the area surrounding the castle which will become the town's Cultural Quarter. Plans for the town include a new green space outside the castle and a new library and civic centre beside County Hall.