Tyrrellspass

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Tyrrellspass
Bealach an Tirialaigh
Town
Tyrrellspass is located in Ireland
Tyrrellspass
Tyrrellspass
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°23′20″N 7°22′38″W / 53.388921°N 7.377323°W / 53.388921; -7.377323Coordinates: 53°23′20″N 7°22′38″W / 53.388921°N 7.377323°W / 53.388921; -7.377323
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Westmeath
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Tyrrellspass (Irish: Bealach an Tirialaigh) is a Georgian village in County Westmeath, Ireland. It is located 81 km from Dublin and is situated in the south of the county on the R446 (formerly the N6) road. Tyrrellspass won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1969.

History[edit]

In 1597 there was a battle in Tyrrellspass. The Irish, led by Captain Richard Tyrrell, ambushed and defeated the English army. There is a historic castle on the edge of the town, built by Captain Tyrrell, a chief ally of Aodh Mór Ó Néill in the Nine Years' War. It is the only remaining castle of the Tyrrells, who came to Ireland around the time of the Norman Invasion.

The village has a distinctive green and crescent of houses, including the Church of Ireland church and what was previously the court house, that was redeveloped under the patronage of Jane, Countess of Belvedere, c.1820. The Catholic Church of St. Stephen is located across from Tyrrellspass Castle.

Sport[edit]

Tyrrellspass has an excellent GAA senior football team. The team won the Westmeath Senior Championship in 2006 and defended their title in 2007. In the 2007-2008 Leinster Championship they progressed as far as the final, where they were beaten by the eventual All Ireland Club champions St. Vincents of Dublin.

The Village also boasts a popular golf course. New Forest Golf Resort is located a mile outside the village.

The Village Green, Tyrrellspass

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