Video of Tyrrellspass, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland
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 1597 there was a battle in Tyrrellspass. The Irish, led by Tyrrell, ambushed and
defeated the English army. There is a historic castle on the edge of the town, built
by Captain Richard 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 magnificent golf course. New Forest Golf Resort is located
a mile outside the village.
The most distinctive feature of the village is the Crescent of houses and village
green, dating from at least the last quarter of the 18th century.
Although its community numbers just under 500 people, it has a vibrant community
life with a diverse range of activities taking place throughout the year.