Newport, County Mayo, a beautiful heritage town at the heart of the Great Western Greenway, stunningly located on the shores of Clew Bay. and is the birthplace of Princess Grace’s grandfather who was from Newport. The region has a breathtaking coastline, beautiful inland waterways with charters of Clew Bay available locally.
With the Great Western Greenway passing through Newport it is the perfect base for a holiday in the west of Ireland. The Greenway has some of the most idyllic scenery in the West of Ireland. And as Newport is also on the Wild Atlantic Way, there are even more reasons for stopping a night or two in this lovely town!
All codes of sports are well catered for in Newport, including an excellent indoor handball-racquetball court of international fame. The Great Western Greenway, which starts in Westport and finishes on Achill Island, runs through Newport and is open to Cyclists and Walkers of all ages. This unique route gives the visitor an opportunity to take in all of the scenic landscape surrounding Newport and to get a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean as it enters into Clew Bay. Newport is also a popular destination for Sea Anglers who can avail of the knowledge of the local fishermen, while the rivers around Newport provide some excellent fresh water fishing. Watersports are well catered for in this area as Clew Bay remains an idyllic starting point for any leisure activity.
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. Boats can be chartered for sea-angling n Clew Bay – we can arrange this for you.
A magnificent 19th century red sandstone viaduct which used to carry the trains en-route from Westport to Achill; the ancestral home of Princess Grace of Monaco; a beautiful Romanesque church, housing the last stained glass window designed by Harry Clarke – just some of the many hidden gems waiting to be discovered in this charming Heritage Town on both the Wild Atlantic Way and the Great Western Greenway.