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County  County Down
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
EU Parliament  Northern Ireland
Province  Ulster
Country  Northern Ireland
Postcode district  BT34
Local time  Wednesday 7:00 AM
Weather  2°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 92% Humidity

Attical or Atticall (from Irish: Áit Tí Chathail, meaning "place of Cathal's house") is a small village and townland (of 396 acres) in the Mourne Mountains of County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Kilkeel and the historic barony of Mourne. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 153 people. It lies within the Newry and Mourne District Council area.


Map of Attical, Newry, UK

The village has a Catholic maintained primary school, called Holy Cross, for 4–11 year olds. There is also a Roman Catholic church, a shop and a Gaelic football club. The Cnocnafeola Cultural and Residential Centre offers accommodation for trekkers and visitors to the Mournes. The village is also host to one of Irelands most successful marching bands. Holy Cross Accordion Band, Attical have been crowned All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann champions on 4 occasions; 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016. They were also crowned All Ireland Junior Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann champions in 2016.


At the end of the Ice age a deposit of stones is thought to have been left that runs through Atticall. This is known locally as the Stoney Rigg. The remains of this can be seen on Slieve Muck, and it is said to flow down to Green Castle.

The great spotted woodpecker, Ireland's newest breeding bird species, has recently been seen in Cnocnafeola Wood.


Atticall Wikipedia

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