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Louth Arms, Tallanstown, Co. Louth

Co. Louth

Tel: +353 (0) 42 9374290
Fax: +353 (0) 42 9374290
Proprietor: Andrew Smyth

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The Louth Arms Pub has a spacious lounge, a bar, and also a riverside beer garden with a smoking area overlooking the river Glyde. All music and/or sporting events can be seen on the big screens. Private car park and transport facilities are also available.

Refurbished to a very high standard, the inn has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence and is also approved by Family Homes of Ireland and Bord Fáilte.

It has a spacious lounge, a bar, private function room and also a riverside beer garden. The accommodation consists of two double rooms, one family room, and one single room. All of them are stylishly furnished and decorated, with en suite facilities, multi-channel TV and telephone. There are attractive rates with special discounts for long term and group bookings; all major credit cards are accepted.

Function room available for all occasions – 21st parties, weddings, christening parties, anniversary parties, etc – all catered for.

The village of Tallanstown occupies a picturesque location on the banks of the River Glyde in the heart of Co. Louth. Triangular in shape, the village was developed in the 19th century to house workers on the nearby Louth Hall estate and it has the trim and neat appearance of many such estate villages.

Not surprisingly, the village has several times been winner for the county in the National Tidy Towns competition but in 2010 the efforts of the community paid off and Tallanstown was declared the National Winner of the competition. The judges declared:  "Tallanstown has an idyllic rural charm that has been enhanced by the considered approach you have taken to projects within the village area. All involved with this year’s entry are warmly thanked and congratulated for their efforts and wished well in 2011".

At the apex of the triangle stands The Louth Arms, a charming old traditional inn whose history stretches back to 1685 when it was granted a charter as Manor Court to the estate. At that time the estate was owned by the Plunkett family whose most celebrated member was St Oliver Plunkett.

The Louth Arms has been run by the Smyth family in Tallanstown for many years. Originally a barracks the building in which the Louth Arms is now situated dates back to 1685. The Smyth family have run the business there for over 100 years and over four generations of the family have worked behind establishments counter.

Local Attractions

Heritage monuments and historical sites including:
* Tallanstown - Tidy Towns competition award winning village - National Winner 2010, Gold Medal in 2009, 2008, 2007

* Gold Medal winner in European Entente Florale competition 2008
* Louth Hall
* Knockabbey Castle
* Jumping Church
* Newgrange
* Knowth
* Hill of Tara
* Old Mellifont Abbey
* Monasterboice
* Battle of the Boyne site
* Hill of Slane
* Proleek Dolmen

Local activities:
* Literary trails - Patrick Kavanagh and Francis Ledgwich are two famous local poets. All within 10k of Louth Arms B & B.
* Craft trails - Through Counties Louth, Monaghan and Cavan.
* Poetry week
* Walking - The Oriel Trail
* Cycling - The Tain Cycling trail.
* Pitch and Putt
* Golf - There are nine golf clubs in County Louth and most are open to visitors and societies
* Fishing - On the rivers Glyde and Dee and on the Irish Sea
* Shooting and Clay Pigeon shooting
* Hunting - The Louth Hunt established in 1817 is based in Tallanstown, they offer the visitor the opportunity to ride with the hunt
* Horseracing and Dog racing
* Horse riding - the only all weather indoor track in Ireland
* Skating - Dundalk Ice Dome
* Quads
* Indoor soccer
* Karting
* Funtasia Water Park 

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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Parties Catered For
  • Restaurant
  • Sport
  • Transport


  • Accommodation
  • Beer Garden
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • Function Room
  • Listed Building
  • Off Licence
  • Smoking Area
  • Wheelchair Access


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