Richard Tyrrell ( - 1603):
Richard Tyrrell was a member of an Old English family. He was a soldier in the service of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone. In 1597 he was in command of a force of four hundred men which intercepted an English force which was advancing from Mullingar. All the English except for the commander and one soldier were killed, and the scene of the battle is known as Tyrrell's Pass. In 1598 he went to Munster in an attempt to oust the planters and joined the garrison at Dunboy. He was thwarted both in Munster and in Kerry and was not heard of after he took refuge in O'Carroll's country.