Bealach an Tirialaigh
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|Elevation||71 m (233 ft)|
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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.
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.
The Catholic Church of St. Stephen is located across from Tyrrellspass Castle. The Parochial House is attached to it. It is one of three Churches in the Parish of Castletown Geoghegan. The others being Castletown and Raheenmore. The Church and Parochial House were renovated in 2009.It is open all day every day with Sunday Vigil Mass at 6.45 on Saturday evening and Sunday Mass at 10am.
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.
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