Swords is a thriving and prosperous town in the heart of north County Dublin, only 13 km from Dublin city. The town origins date back to 560 A.D. when it was founded by Saint Colmcille. Legend has it that the Saint blessed a local well, giving the town its name, ‘Sord’, meaning ‘clear’ or ‘pure’. Swords today has a population of close to 43,000 (Census 2011) and is the leading urban centre of north County Dublin. Its location makes it very convenient to Dublin Airport. There is a comprehensive road network to the city centre and beyond. Swords also benefits from an excellent bus service with over 600 scheduled bus journeys daily. Longview is part of Millers Glen, a name derived from historical records detailing the prolification of bakers and flour merchants who lived and worked at the numerous mills in this part of northwest Dublin.