Housing Estates In Swords
Seatown Villas Swords was built in 1949 and is the oldest housing estates in Dublin for County Council housing. Seatown Terrace which is also located on the Seatown Road was built around the same time. The Villas soon became known as ''The Glock''' or ''Gloca Morra'' and The Terrace became known as ''The Congo''
A generation on and a lot of the descendants of the original families still live in Seatown. The photo above was taken of the building workers who built Seatown in 1949. Click to enlarge photo. if you recignise anybody in the image email me so I can place their names here.
Other groups of houses were built in Swords long before the term ''Housing Estate'' was used. The earliest groups of houses were built by the council in areas link Brackinstown - Windmill Lands, Rathbeale Cottages which became known as ''The Twelve Apostles'' , Newtown Cottages in Balheary, Rathingle Cottages on The Forrest Road which was known as just ''Rathingle'' and the cottages on the Drynam Road. All of which were built between 1900 - 1930
Glasmore Park Rathbeale Road
Built in the mid. 1960s - Dublin County Council. A settled estate with approx. 170 houses. Green space and bus stop on Rathbeale Rd. just outside Glasmore. Local shop and close to J.C.s supermarket.
St. Cronans Estate Brackinstown
Built in the early 1970s - Dublin County Council. Approx. 300 houses, large green space, local shop in the estate, close to bus route and Manor Inn pub.
Mooretown Estate Rathbeale Road -
Built in 1975 Dublin County Council. Beside J.C.s shopping center and well serviced by Dublin Bus. About 150 houses.
Abbeylea Estate Rathbeale Road
Built in 1981 Fingal County Council-Armagh Construction. Another well settled housing estate with about 150 houses, beside bus route and shops including Dunnes Stores and J.C.s shopping center.
Castlegrange Estate Balheary Road
Built 1990 by Fingal County Council, Armagh Construction. About 150 houses. Nearest shop 500 meters, close to Swords Main Street.
Jugback Housing Estate
Jugback Lane, built around 2002. About 100 houses, close to Applewood Village and shops. 10 min. walk to Main Street.