Atticall


Atticall

Atticall is a small village in County Down, Northern Ireland, in the Mountains of Mourne. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 153 people. It lies within the Newry and Mourne District Council area.

The village has a primary school (Holy Cross), Catholic church, shop (Lynus Grant's) and a Gaelic football club. The football club plays in Division 2 of the County Down league.

The name Atticall is thought to have come from the Irish "place of the Hazels". There are still some wild hazel trees particularly on the banks of the Yellow water river. Salmon travel up the two rivers (White and Yellow water) every Autumn particularly after a very heavy rain. At the end of the Ice age a deposit of stones is thought to have been left that runs through Attical. This is known locally as the Stoney Rigg. You can see the remains of this on Slieve Muck, and it is said to flow down to Green castle.

As off October 2008 Atticalls Catholic church (Holy Cross) has been closed for demolition and is due to be replaced by a new church in easter 2009.

External links

* [http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Neighbourhood Information System]
* [http://www.downgaa.net/downgaa/clubs/attical/attical.htm Atticall club page]
* [http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?client=public&X=-671250&Y=7155000&width=500&height=300&gride=&gridn=&srec=0&coordsys=mercator&db=&addr1=&addr2=&addr3=&pc=&advanced=&local=&localinfosel=&kw=&in
]

See also

*List of villages in Northern Ireland
*List of towns in Northern Ireland


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