Attymass
Áth Tí an Mheasaigh
Village
Ballymore Lough lies immediately north of Attymass
Ballymore Lough lies immediately north of Attymass
Attymass is located in Ireland
Attymass
Attymass
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°03′N 9°05′W / 54.050°N 9.083°W / 54.050; -9.083Coordinates: 54°03′N 9°05′W / 54.050°N 9.083°W / 54.050; -9.083
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Attymass (Irish: Áth Tí an Mheasaigh)[1] is a village in County Mayo, Ireland.

History

Evidence of ancient settlement in the area includes a number of ringforts (in the townlands of Carrick and Kilgellia) and several crannóg sites at nearby Ballymore Lough.[2]

The Roman Catholic church in the village was built in 1958 on the site of an earlier 19th century chapel.[3]

The Fr Patrick Peyton Memorial Centre, which was officially opened in 1998,[4] commemorates the village's association with Fr Patrick Peyton.[5] Peyton, also known as the "Rosary Priest", was the founder of the Family Rosary Crusade and was born in the area in 1909.[6]

Sport

Moy Villa Football Club, established in 1992, is based in Kilgellia, Attymass and plays in the Mayo League.[citation needed] In September 2012, Moy Villa achieved promotion to Premier A of the Mayo League.[citation needed] In late 2013, Moy Villa reached the Elvery's Sports Super League for the first time in the club's history.[citation needed] In 2006, the club built an Astro turf facility with floodlights, with funding being sourced locally and via the Sports Capital Development Fund.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Áth Tí an Mheasaigh / Attymass". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Database. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Record of Monuments and Places - County Mayo" (PDF). archaeology.ie. National Monuments and Historic Properties Service. 1996. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception and S, Kilgellia, Attymass, County Mayo". buildingsofireland.ie. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Attymass website". attymass.ie. Archived from the original on 25 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Fr Patrick Peyton CSC Memorial Centre". museumsofmayo.com. Mayo Ireland Ltd. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Venerable Patrick Peyton". holycrosscongregation.org. Congregation of Holy Cross. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Moy Villa FC website". moyvillafc.ie. Archived from the original on 26 June 2007.