A county prize winner in the National Tidy Towns competition, Tallanstown is a manor village associated with the Plunketts baron of Louth, no longer resident, whose ancestral mansion house stands south of the village towards Ardee. To the west there are the remains of a motte-castle. Also in the vicinity is Knock Abbey or Tallanstown House which incorporates a 15th century tower house while on the eastern side stands Glyde Court, the home of the 19th century philanthropist Vere Foster.


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