Swanlinbar Development Association

Welcome to our website.

This website is designed to give you an overall view of all community groups and activities in Swanlinbar. Swanlinbar is situated in the valley between Commas Mountain and Slieve Russell Mountain where the river Claddagh rushes from its source at the foot of Cuilcagh Mountain to Lough Erne and has many spa wells.

Swanlinbar ‘An Muileann Iarainn’ in gaelic means ‘Iron Mill’ and reflects the foundation of an ironworks in the village in 1700.  The name Swanlinbar derives from the name of four entrepreneurs who set up an iron foundry along the river in the early years of the 18th century.  Messrs Swift, Saunders Darling and Barry concocted the name of Swandlingbar. Gradually the D and G were dropped and by 1850 the name of Swanlinbar was the common usage though it is often referred to locally as “Swad”.

Summer Camp
Swanlinbar Cafe


We love this town…


Swanlinbar is a small rural town and we are delighted to welcome visitors and new residents to our village.


Swanlinbar is an extremely pretty village with a river running through.  Our location is ideally situated beside the Marble Arch Geopark which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.


There are numerous events and activities to provide opportunities for lots of fun in the area!


Swanlinbar residents are extremely active.  They take part in walking, keep fit, orienteering, football, soccer, basketball, triathlon, running to name just a few.  See our calendar for all the options to keep fit and healthy!


Finding our way

Finding Our Way


Cuilcagh Triathlon Club

Fermo Orienteering

Fermo Orienteering Club

Swanlinbar CCE

Swanlinbar CCE

3G All Weather Pitch

3G All Weather Pitch

St Marys GAA Club

St Marys GAA

Tidy Town

Swanlinbar Tidy Towns

St Augustines

St Augustines Church

St Marys Church

St Marys Church


Cuilcagh Café & Garden

Scoil Mhuire

Scoil Mhuire

Swanlinbar Day Centre

Day Centre

Swanlinbar Parent & Toddler Group

Parent & Toddler Group

Swanlinbar Dramatic Society

Dramatic Society

Swanlinbar Gun Club

Gun Club


Upcoming Events

Claddagh Community Childcare

Claddagh Community Childcare

Cuilcagh Ramblers

Cuilcagh Ramblers

Places to visit around Swanlinbar

Places to Visit

Contact us

Contact Us