Swords Cultural Centre

A Computer Generated Image of the new Swords Cultural Centre which will be located beside Swords Castle.
What’s planned

As part of the rejuvenation of Swords town centre, Fingal County Council are planning to build a new Civic and Cultural Centre in the heart of Fingal’s county town.

The building, designed by renowned architects O’Donnell Tuomey, will include:

•            New County Library that will cover 3,000m2

•            New theatre with seating for 165 people

•            New art gallery and exhibition space

•            New Maker Space to encourage creativity

•            New studios and rehearsal rooms for the Arts

•            New archive and reference library

•            New Café

Outside the building the Council will open up Town Park by extending the grassed and landscaped area around the castle. The road and pedestrian spaces will be repaved and public access to the park at the Council Offices will be improved with the removal of railings and the installation of steps. This will create a new open space incorporating County Hall, Swords Castle, Town Park and the Cultural Centre building.

To view the detailed plans click here 

Swords Cultural Centre Site Plan

Site Plan

This is the Site Plan for the Swords Cultural Quarter which includes Swords Castle, County Hall and the new Swords Cultural Centre

Have Your Say

From 7 July, the Council will be running a public consultation on the plans for the Swords Cultural Centre.

This is a major community development for Swords and everyone in Swords should take the opportunity to inspect the plans online or at the Council offices in Swords or Blanchardstown, Swords Castle and Council Libraries.

Make a submission at https://consult.fingal.ie to give your thoughts and views.

The Consultation will run until 22 August, so please let us know what you think.


Find Out More

To find out more about the Swords Cultural Quarter click here

To find out more about O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects and view their award-winning designs around the world click here


Top find out more about what Fingal County Council is doing in Swords click on the links below

Sustainable Swords Strategy

Swords Town Master Plans 

Swords Master Plan 2019

Castle Goes Country