Sustainable Swords


“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”
– Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability


Swords Tidy Towns members are concerned not only with the cleanliness of our streets and public spaces, but also with the issue of sustainability. We believe that it is important to develop a comprehensive list of local businesses, which share our aims to reduce waste, and to repair, recycle and upcycle goods, and to make the general public more aware of their services.  On this webpage, we have listed many such businesses, but realise that this list is not yet complete. 

Conscious Cup Campaign

Get rewards for bringing your own reusable cup

Applegreen Mountgorry ( 15 cent discount when you bring your own cup)

 Applegreen Swords  (15 cent discount when you bring your own cup)

BB’s Swords ( Extra Loyalty Stamp when you bring your own)

Butlers Chocolate Cafe Swords ( 20 cent discount when you bring your own cup)

 Chopped Swords ( 20 cent discount when you bring your own cup)

Esquires Coffee Airside Retail Park ( 10 cent discount when you bring your own cup)

Gourmet Food Parlour Swords ( Extra Loyalty Stamp when you bring your own)

Insomnia Penneys Main street (20 Extra Bean Points when you bring your own cup )

 Starbucks The Pavilions Shopping Centre & Airside Retail Park (35 cent when you bring your own cup)

  The Tartan Larder ( 10 cent discount when you bring your own cup)

Click here to find out more

Refill Ireland

Get free tap water refills to your reusable water bottle

Butlers Chocolate Cafe Swords

Insomnia Penneys Main street

Click here to find out more

Repair Shops

Give a second life to the things you love

Bicycle repair – Swords Cycle Centre, R836, Townparks

Guitars repair – The Music Outlet, 12 The Plaza, Swords

Mobile phone repairs:

  • Pair Mobile, Unit G8A, The Pavilions
  •, 75 North St, Townparks
  • Repairs Swords, 12a Town Centre Mall, Main St

Computer repairs :

  • AJ Electronics, 54-56 Main St, Swords Glebe
  • Dublin Printer Repairs, 21 Town Centre Mall

Appliances repair:

  • Washing machine repair – Fingal Repairs,  087 264 0404
  • A Greg & Harry Davis Appliance Repairs, 17 Ridgewood Green, Ridgewood

Shoe repair:

  • Swords Shoe Repairs, 100 Main St, Swords Glebe
  • Crilly Shoe Repairs, Malahide Rd, Swords Demesne

Clothing (curtains & blinds) alteration services:

  • Acme Blinds, 1, 59 Main Street, Swords (can repair the winder on blinds)
  • Ann’s Sewing Studio, Unit, Swords Central, An Tsráid Mhór, Broadmeadow
  • Larry’s Alteration Service, 62B Main St, Swords Glebe, Swords
  • Zippys Alterations, Malahide Rd, Swords Demesne
  • The Zip Yard, 2, Cooldriona Court, Main St (can also repair blinds)

Dry cleaners / Laundry services

  • Castle Cleaners, Unit 4, Castle Shopping Centre, Bridge St, Townparks
  • Chic Dry Cleaners, 63 Applewood Main St, Holybanks
  • Supreme Clean,  The Pavillions Shopping Centre, Swords Demesne
  • The Laundrette, 93A Main St, Swords Glebe


Re-purpose – extend the life

Second Hand Shops / Vintage items

Discover and reuse timeless items

  • Irish Cancer Society Shop, Dublin Road
  • Market Park (Eatyard & Urban Markets), Jam Park, Airside Retail Park
  • Swords Library, Rathbeale Rd, Commons West
  • Vincent’s, Castle Shopping Centre, 1 Bridge St, Swords Glebe
  • The Book Haven, River Mall, Swords, Co. Dublin, Swords Glebe

Recycling Facilities

Reduce, reuse, recycle

  • Estuary Recycling Centre, Seatown East, Swords, Co. Dublin (takes soft plastic as well)
  • Bring bank – Airside Business Park 
  • Bring bank – Balheary Road (Celestica/St. Colmcilles GAA)
  • Bring bank – FINGALLIANS
  • Bring bank (glass, cans, clothes) – River Valley Shopping Centre
  • Bring bank (glass & clothes) – Swords Manor Shopping Center


Discover Swords on bicycle

Bleeperbike (bike sharing) station, North Street

Cyclok (secure bicycle lockers, charges apply), at main entrance to Pavilions Shopping Center

McNally Swords Cycling Club

Richies Bike Store (bicycle store), Town Centre Mall, Main St

Swords Cycle Centre (shop & repair), R836, Townparks

Energy Smart

  • Get an energy saving kit at Swords Library
  • Try out ‘Smart Benches’ on Main St.

Electric Car Chargers

  • 10 charging points at Pavilions SC
  • Tesco Airside
  • Premier Inn, Airside Retail Park
  • Windsor Airside Nissan, Airside Motor Park
  • Lidl Tesla Charge Point, 59 Dublin Rd, Miltonsfields
  • Dublin Rd, Miltonsfields
  • Chapel Ln, Swords Demesne

Classes/ training/ talks

Get informed and inspired

Follow Swords Library, Fingal Horticultural Society, Stop Food Waste, Swords Woodland association to get updates on events, talks and courses on sustainability and other related topics.

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