Newport | NEWS & EVENTS


From walking to watersports, from family fun events to Grace Kelly films, plan your visit to Newport by checking out our upcoming events.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newport, 17th March

Newport’s FOURTH annual parade will be the best one yet! Starts 2:30pm
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‘Community Catwalk’ Fashion Show

Friday 7th April in Hotel Newport

‘Community Catwalk’ Fashion Show in aid of Newport NS
Friday 7th April in Hotel Newport
Tickets €15, available in all local shops and Hotel Newport from March
Enjoy a fun-filled evening of glamour and glitz for a great cause!
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An Post Rás 2017

22nd and 23rd MAY 2017

Newport will host the Stage End for Day 2 and Stage Start for Day 3 of the 2017 An Post Rás.
The An Post Rás is Ireland's number one cycling event, with professional and amateur teams from all over the world taking part every year.
As part of the elite international calendar it also awards qualifying points for participation in Olympic Games and World Cycling Championships such as the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.
Let’s pull out all the stops and make sure Newport hosts the best ever stage end for participants and spectators alike!
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Cuan Modh Day Centre

Open Tuesday to Thursday weekly

Cuan Modh Day Centre is open Tuesday to Thursday weekly,
providing activities and meals for the elderly of the district.
It is run by local volunteers.

Serving a four course lunch for just €7
with door to door bus transport available for an additional €5

The GAP Newport

The Greenway Activity Park in Newport has 3 activity areas:

• Floodlit Astroturf
• MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area)
• Outdoor Gym
Open until 10pm daily (last booking 9pm)
MUGA and Gym FREE to all users
Astroturf available to hire €30 per hour

Zumba Classes

Newport National School, with Diane Brady
Thursdays @ 8:15pm
  • For more details - Phone | 087 6661349

Community Development plans

Burrishoole Community

Newport and District Development Company (NADDCo) has acquired a 25-year lease on 6.25 acres of land on the Glenhest Road for the purpose of developing community facilities, in line with the Community Futures Plan 2011-2016. The site is well located close to Newport town, adjacent to the GAA grounds.

Newport on YouTube

Newport and District Development Company (NADDCo) commissioned a local film-maker to make a promotional video for the town - we hope you enjoy it!

With sincere thanks to the film-maker Kev L Smith, and to Newport Traders Association who co-funded the project with NADDCo.

Newport Town FC

Join Newport Town FC

Newport town FC is a member of the Mayo League FA.

Anybody interested in joining Newport Town FC as a player or a member may contact Andrew Davitt (Chairman).

  • Contact | Andy Davitt - Phone | 087 2036888

Newport Bingo

Every Wednesday Night at 8:00pm

Bingo every Wednesday Night in Hotel Newport.

Bingo run by Parochial Hall committee, all monies raised go towards upkeep of the Hall.

Old photos of Newport

Have you any old photos of Newport ?

Have you any old photos of Newport ? Would you like to share them ? Those of you with a Facebook account will really enjoy the ‘Old photos of Newport’ page.

You can post your own photographs or just enjoy a wander back through time – you might even be able to help identify some of the people in the photos.

Townland Signs

To locate, refurbish or replace

A team has been set up to locate, refurbish or replace the many missing townland signs around Newport. These townland signs were made in 1986 by Foróige members. You can read all about it in a fascinating article in the 2012 Burrishoole Parish Magazine (p.49). If you know the location of any of the original signs, please email us at and we will pass the information on to the project team.

Newport Men’s Shed

Meets every Thursday 7-9pm, Parochial Hall

Men’s Shed is all about sharing skills and having the chat. Anyone who has end of life tools or things that need fixing bring them to the Men’s Shed. For more information contact All welcome on Thursday night.


Newport Street Market

Every Friday 10am to 3pm

The Newport Street Market is a community based initiative providing high quality local produce, for tourists and residents alike, in a festive atmosphere, located by the banks of the picturesque Black Oak River (the market moves indoors to the Parochial Hall during the winter months).

It will also provide an outlet for local artisan producers. All produce is grown, baked and created in the locality. The market takes place every Friday from 12 noon. You will be able to source gourmet sauces, baking, cheese, vegetables, fresh fish & eggs, together with a beautiful array of craft, family fun days are to run throughout the summer season.

  • Contact | Saileen Drumm - Phone | 087 8359818

Newport, County Mayo, is a picturesque town nestling on the shores of Clew Bay with the Brown Oak River flowing through its centre.


The Greenway is a 42km walking and cycling trail which passes through the picturesque town of Newport.