St Attracta, Patroness of the Diocese of Achonry, is said to have lived in 5th/6th century and to have been a contemporary of St Nathy who is its patron. Veneration of St Attracta is still strong in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon. Many churches, holy wells and schools are dedicated to her. Her principal feast day is August 12th and she is also associated with February 9th.
The Vita (Life) of St Attracta is incomplete and was written long after her lifetime probably in the Cistercian Abbey of Boyle, Co Roscommon.