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Contact Information & Location

the heads of kings are carved into the pinnacles of the church roof, where only angels, birds, and adventurous photographers can see them


Contact information

Fundraising Committee Chairperson: Jonathan Foley


Telephone: Call 01 813 2095. From outside Ireland, it's +353 1 813 2095.

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Directions & how to find Saint Columba's Church

Saint Columba's Church is on Church Road, Swords, in North County Dublin. The church and the towers are some 150 metres, or a minute or two's walk, from the main street of Swords town. Because the church and its towers are on a hill above the town centre, it is very easy to find them from any point in Swords. Just look up. :)

To get to Saint Columba's by bus: Take a bus from the city centre to the main street of Swords. Bus timetables and a route planner can be viewed on the Dublin Bus website.

To get to Saint Columba's by car: Swords is situated about 9 km north of Dublin City, via Swords Road, and easily reachable off the M1 Dublin to Belfast Motorway. Swords is well signposted on both routes. It's about eight minutes drive from Dublin Airport. A limited amount of car parking is available free in the church grounds and adjacent to the church gate. Precise directions from your location can be found on the the AA website by using the free AA Route Planner service.

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Enter these co-ordinates into a sat nav to find the church.

N 53° 27.454 W 006° 13.444


The round tower beside Saint Columba's Church is a Geocache location. Read more about the art of Geocaching.


To arrange a tour, send an email to Tours are free. A donation to the Restoration fund would be appreciated.