Map of Swords Castle, Dublin


I drew this map showing historic Swords Castle and its surroundings as part of a brochure I designed for Fingal County Council.Swords Castle was built as the manorial residence of the first Anglo-Norman Archbishop of Dublin, John Comyn, around 1200 or a little later in Swords, just north of Dublin. The castle was never strong in the military sense, but is unusual in that the perimeter wall of 305 metres is far larger than normal for an Irish castle.