Old Boro School History And Design
The pub is a former National School and was
used by the Protestant residents of Swords until it's closure in 2000.
two-storey former national school house, c.1810, on a T-shaped plan. Attributed to architect Francis Johnston. Pair of single-bay
single-storey projecting porches to front and three-bay two-storey return to rear. Now in use as offices. ROOF: Double pitched;
slate; concrete ridge tiles; granite coping; roughcast chimney stack; yellow clay pots; timber eaves; cast-iron rainwater
goods; hipped roofs to porches; slate; rolled lead ridge tiles. WALLS: Roughcast over rubble stone; unpainted. OPENINGS: Square
headed opening; granite sills; 6/6 timber sash windows; cylinder glass; replacement timber panelled door to left porch; sidelight
and overlight; round headed door opening to right porch; timber panelled door; overlight. The information here is how the
building was when it was first built in 1810. Some changes have taken place since and most if not all of the original features
are gone. The outside mainframe of the building is pretty much the same as it originally was.
have no doubt that Wetherspoons will also make a few changes before opening. Wetherspoons generally have
an open plan pub which is bright and spacious. They do have large screen television with the sound muted [ at last, a pub
that's not dominated by television ]. All the tables in the pub are numbered, this helps when ordering food, you simply go
up to the bar and order your food giving the table number and the food will be brought down to your table.