Newport, County Mayo, is a picturesque town nestling on the shores of Clew Bay with the Brown Oak River flowing through its centre. It is a great centre for a holiday in the area as it is ideally placed to visit the many attractions such as Clew Bay and is known as the gateway to Achill island. There is no shortage of activities in the area including easy access to the Greenway. The Greenway is an award winning 42km walking and cycling trail which passes through the picturesque town of Newport. More information at www.greenway.ie. Local features of this pretty town include a magnificent 19th century red sandstone viaduct, the ancestral home of Princess Grace of Monaco, a beautiful Romanesque church, housing the last stained glass window designed by Harry Clarke. There are also interesting shops, pubs and restaurants in the village.
One of the local secrets is Kellys Kitchen and butchers known for their delicious food and prize winning black pudding. Renowned for its excellent fishing, Newport offers something for everyone – whatever your level of expertise. We have sea angling in the bountiful waters of Clew Bay, while Newport River and Beltra Lake are regarded as some of the best fresh water fishing grounds in Europe.
The village is only a ten minute drive from Westport town.
More information is available here http://newportmayo.ie/