On the doorstep to Dublin City and home to Dublin Airport Fingal Dublin offers the best of Ireland; old world charm, scenery, and a rich heritage. This 450sq.km region derives its name from the Gaelic words ’Fine Gall’ or 'land of the fair haired stranger' in reference to the Vikings who settled here.
Fingal Dublin landscape is diverse ranging from bustling villages in a rolling country landscape, picturesque seaside villages surrounded by sandy beaches and rugged coastline and vibrant urban towns of ancient heritage all offering excellent accommodation, fine restaurants, and friendly pubs.
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Wine and Dine in Balbriggan
Wine and Dine in Swords
Just to the north of Dublin Airport lies the ancient town of Swords. Now the administrative capital of Fingal Swords boasts an abundance of shops, restaurants and pubs. Swords offers a selection of steakhouses, and the choice of Indian, Mexican, Japanese or Chinese restaurants. There are stylish bars offering pub grub and a number of artisan food parlours. Local menus are inspired by the seasons and the locally sourced ingredients that are abundant from both land and sea around North County Dublin.
Wine and Dine in Skerries
Skerries is a small seaside fishing town, situated on a rocky peninsula 25 kilometres north of Dublin City. It is a beautiful place to visit, where you will find stunning walks and enjoy fabulous views from the pristine coastline. Interestingly the name Skerries comes from the Norse word Skere meaning “The Rocks”, no doubt in reference to the five islands off its coast.
Wine and Dine in Howth
Oozing with history and culture, Howth is one of Dublin’s oldest working harbours with it ranking as one of Ireland’s busiest fishing ports to date.
Wine and Dine in Malahide
Malahide is one of Ireland’s most beautiful and well known towns and has won many prestigious awards. Situated along a stretch of Dublin Bay’s scenic coastline, Malahide is a historic seaside town featuring traditional shop fronts, with hanging baskets and cobbled streets, giving the village a welcoming feeling. Malahide is bustling with restaurants and cafes, all offering high quality menus, locally sourced where possible.
Wine and Dine in Rural Villages
The Villages of North County Dublin, north of Swords, are rural in character, with an unspoilt landscape and low population density, contrasting greatly with the bustle of nearby Dublin City.