Swords is a large Irish town ten kilometres north of Dublin, on the Ward River. It has a population of approximately 42,000 inhabitants. The city was found around 560 A.D. and has many historical attractions. The most known is Swords Castle, built around the year 1200 as a residence for the 1st Archbishop of Dublin. Other buildings of importance are St. Colmcille’s Well, St. Columba’s Church, Belfry & Round Tower and St. Colmcille’s RC Church. Due to the town’s proximity to the Dublin airport, it became home to one of the Dublin region’s larger shopping centres, The Pavilions.