I came across the old graveyard at Tallanstown on my way to Louth Hall and was immediately struck by the Victorian Gothic archway that marks its entrance, I had to stop. The archway was built in 1868 by the tenants of Lisrenny in memory of William Filgate. There has been a religious site here since the 13th century and a church was once situated nearby, however by the 1800s it was in ruin. Both Catholics and Protestants were buried here. One of the more unusual or striking aspects of the graveyard is the Filgate family mausoleum facing the wall at the most north eastern corner of the graveyard. On first approach only the back of the structure can be seen, then the broken slated roof comes into view before you round the mausoleum and arrive at its ivy covered entrance. Seeing its close proximity to Louth Hall and the beautiful ornate gateway I would definitely recommend a short stop off at the old Tallanstown Graveyard.
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7 thoughts on “Old Tallanstown Graveyard, Louth, Ireland”
I love it. I do the same. I’m pretty sure I drive my family bananas because I’m always demanding they pull over so I can take pictures. Oh for the love of pretty things…
Thank you for stopping and taking these 🙂
There is always time to stop and experience these beautiful places 🙂
I agree 100%
It makes me think there are so many stories behind all those gravestones and the faces carved in stone.
Does anyone know where Churchtown Cemetery, Tallanstown, Co. Louth is? Would love to know any information about it.
Hello, I have been looking online to see what I can find about Churchtown Cemetery and the best I can find is a small write up on the Irish Monuments Service Website, if you search the database under Louth, and then Churchtown, a couple of churches come up for that area http://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/
Churchtown, Co. Louth, Ireland
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