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Newport is a picturesque village on the shores of Clew Bay with many amenities and attractions for the visitor. Situated on the banks of the Black Oak river, Newport is only one hour's drive from Ireland West Airport Knock.
Newport is within 15kms of Westport and Castlebar and it is here that those roads converge to begin the scenic journey to Achill Island, less than an hour's drive away.
The area surrounding Newport is rich in history and archaeology with many places of visitor interest including the 15th century Burrishoole Abbey, Rockfleet Castle, once home to the legendary Gráinne Uaile (Grace O'Malley), and the ruins of the ancestral home of the late Princess Grace of Monaco just 3 miles outside Newport, overlooking the tranquil 'Leg of Mutton' lake.
The 42km Great Western Greenway from Westport through Newport to Achill is Irelands' longest off road cycling and walking facility.