Tyrrelspass Castle

Map Reference: N412375 (2412, 2375)

The town takes its name from the important way through the bog where, in 1597, Piers Lacy and Captain Richard Tyrrel, ambushed and slaughtered an English force under Christopher Barnewall. The castle is a rectangular tower-house four storeys high with crenellations.

The eastern section is carried one storey higher to form a long narrow turret. There are bartizans at the NW and SW corners. The tower is lit mainly by small single-light windows. Many of these have ogee heads and some have pecked decoration. There are two-light windows at the second floor in the N, S and W walls.

The pointed doorway is in the E wall. Close to the NE corner, and separated from it by a short section of wall, is a large round turret with an ogee window. There is a modern one storey extension at the W end. The castle is now used as a restaurant and gift shop.

For details of some other Tower Houses click on the following links

Ballynalacken, Co Clare Ballyportry, Co Clare Cratloemoyle, Co Clare Gleninagh, Co Clare Smithstown, Co Clare Ballinacarriga, Co Cork Carrickadroichid, Co Cork Dunmanus, Co Cork Buncrana, Co Donegal Audley’s Castle, Co Down Jordan’s Castle, Co Down Kilclief, Co Down Narrow Water, Co Down Dunsoghly, Co Dublin Ardamullivan, Co Galway Drumharsna, Co Galway Feartagar, Co Galway Lydacan, Co Galway Ballymalis, Co Kerry Ballybur, Co Kilkenny Burnchurch, Co Kilkenny Foulksrath, Co Kilkenny Rockstown, Co Limerick Castlerea, Co Longford Ardee, Co Louth Killincoole, Co Louth Dunmahon, Co Louth Roodstown, Co Louth Termonfeckin, Co Louth Kildavnet, Co Mayo Kinlough, Co Mayo Rockfleet, Co Mayo Donore, Co Meath Lynch’s Castle, Co Meath Clonony, Co Offaly Shrah, Co Offaly Ballyfinboy, Co Tipperary Ballyvada, Co Tipperary Grallagh, Co Tipperary Graystown, Co Tipperary Lisronagh, Co Tipperary Moycarkey, Co Tipperary Tombrickane, Co Tipperary Syonan, Co Westmeath Kilcloggan, Co Wexford Rathmacknee, Co Wexford Taghmon, Co Wexford Threecastles, Co Wicklow

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