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A village boasting panoramic views
The hills of North Fingal play host to the charming village of Garristown, only 18 kilometres north of Swords.
It’s the perfect vantage point for a spot of landscape photography, with the surrounding highlands boasting panoramic views ranging from the Mourne Mountains in the north to the Wicklow Mountains in the south.
Amenities include a primary school, community centre, pub and supermarket, and the thriving local GAA club boasts a new clubhouse, a small gym, and a newly developed pitch which is one of the best in the Dublin area.
A major feature of the Garristown area is the base of a windmill built in 1736, which is surrounded by the remains of an ancient hillfort.
The hillfort around the windmill shows that Garristown’s favourable location has been known for quite a while.
The fort takes its name from a mythological princess who took up residence on the hill of Garristown because the three most important places in Ireland at the time, Bru na Boinne, Howth Head and the Hill of Tara, are all visible.
If you’re looking for an action-packed activity centre with something for all the family, look no further than Puddenhill. For the adventurous, it features go-karting, paintball, and indoor archery. Younger children are well catered for at the play centre and animal farm. The Fort Restaurant and sports bar cater to adults and families alike.
Puddenhill also has a large function room taking advantage of the beautiful views in the Garristown area.
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