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County Down
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Attical from Aughrim Hill
Location: 54°6’32"N, 6°2’38"W
Local Government
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down

Attical or Atticall is a small village and townland in the Mourne Mountains of County Down. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 153 people. The name "Attical" is from the old Irish language: Áit Tí Chathail, meaning "place of Cathal's house".[1]

The village has a Roman Catholic maintained primary school, called Holy Cross, for 4–11 year olds.[2] 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.[3]


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. The remains of this can be seen on Slieve Muck, and it is said to flow down to Green Castle.


Atticall (Áit Tí Chathail) Gaelic Athletic Association club was founded in 1961 and plays at Holy Cross Park.[4]