To celebrate Heritage Week 2022, Swords Tidy Towns organised a history walk around the town. There was a great response to our advertisement online, and the tour on August 20 was immediately booked out. So a second tour has been organised for September 3.
The leader for our history walks is Mike Power, a local historian. On Saturday he shared his extensive knowledge of the history of Swords from the time of St Colmcille through to the Vikings, the Normans and beyond. He also told stories about colourful characters associated with Swords, using historical pieces to illustrate his talk. The geology of the area was also discussed in layman’s terms.
The walk was attended by Independent Councilor Joe Newman, who said that he enjoyed Mike’s easy to understand talk about the geology of the area, and the great information about Swords history that he’d shared with the group.
Mike Power’s next history walk on Saturday, September 3 is bound to be as informative and enjoyable.