Newport Accommodations

Newport is a small picturesque little seaside town in the Barony of Burrishoole, County Mayo, Ireland; with a population of 590 in 2006. It is located on the west coast of Ireland, along the shore of Clew Bay, north of Westport and twenty-five minutes away from Castlebar. The town is on the banks of the Brown Oak River and has become a popular angling and tourist centre.

Top outdoor attractions of the county include angling, walking, hill walking, beaches, surfing, boating, horseback riding and every type of organized sport. Newport and the surrounding areas have a variety of fishing rivers and lakes. Beltra and Furnace Lakes are within easy reach for salmon and trout fishing. Deep sea angling can be enjoyed at Clew Bay, world renowned for the many species of fish caught there.

The county also has a number of first-rate museums, over 3,000 historical and archeological sites, great restaurants, arts and crafts and great shopping. Perhaps their greatest asset is the amazing scenery to be found across the county. There are some truly breathtaking walks and drives. You’ll find that Newport and County Mayo are well served by road, rail and air. Once you arrive in Newport, there are regular ferry services to many of Mayo's islands.

A beautiful feature of the town is its seven arch viaduct, built in 1892 to carry the Westport to Achill railway line. The arch has now been restored, and looks especially impressive at night, when floodlit. Newport is also the site of a number of very beautiful buildings. One of these is the very striking St Patrick's Catholic Church, built in 1914 by Rudolph M. Butler in the Irish Romanesque Style and is so imposing that it is usually referred to as ‘Newport Cathedral’. The doorway at the entrance is modelled on the one in Clonfert Cathedral in Galway. It has a magnificent stained glass east window of The Last Judgement, the last window completed by Harry Clarke in 1930. Newport stands at the entrance to the Bangor Trail, a 26 mile walking route.

The new Newport to Mulranny Greenway offers some of the most idyllic scenery in the west of Ireland. Stretching 17.5km, this dedicated walking & cycling track follows the route of the old Westport to Achill railway line, which closed in 1937. Walkers or cyclists can enjoy spectacular views of Clew Bay and its islands along this breath-taking route.

Hotel accommodation covers the full range of facilities likely to be required by anyone. In Ireland stately villa rentals, luxurious castles with apartment rentals, intimate old world inns and modern vacation rentals are all readily available. Most accommodations welcome children, some even providing playgrounds, playroom, special menus and entertainment.

Every summer there is the much acclaimed Newport Grainne Uaile Festival. Events include: Live street music, pub crawl, 60's Disco, Irish traditional night, crafts display, BBQ on the street, raft race and fancy dress ball in the Community Hall.

Black Oak River runs right through Newport. On her shores you will find bars and lounges, where visitors can relax in the evening after a day's sightseeing, walking, fishing or golfing. There are also numerous vacation rentals, villa rentals, apartment rentals and boutique lodging options, all with a terrific view of the river, Atlantic Ocean or city.

For the golfer, Westport championship 18 hole course is only 7 miles away and Mulranny 9-hole golf links is 10 miles from Newport along the scenic drive to Achill.

This area has lots to offer for a biker or a hiker, or an artist or author. Come along with your friends and explore a variety or pursuits - golf, fishing, shooting, bird watching, mountain climbing; it is an ideal location for hill walking, being adjacent to the popular Burrishoole / Lettermoghera Loop Walks - featured in Ireland Walks magazine.

Have Owner Direct Vacation Rentals secure the perfect accommodations for you. No matter what your requirements, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals will have a large selection of perfect villas or apartment rentals waiting for you to enjoy in the Newport area.

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  • Come to the River Shannon

    Banagher: Cottage
    3 BDR • 3 BA • Sleeps 6 • #204266
    85 to 95 EUR/night
    Located on a farm only 2.5 miles from Banagher town in Co. Offaly, Ireland. The Cottage has the feeling of seclusion while it is actually well placed to tour the West of Ireland and is within easy walking distance of the River Shannon. If your passion is fishing then our Cottage is the place for you. Its location near the River Shannon makes the Ashtree an angler's dream Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, its river cruises, Bog walks and tours, great Fishing, ( coarse fishing - pike fishing is particularly rewarding). Its proximity to several golf courses, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants and Hotels make it a great holiday location . Most of the pubs serve really good food and creamy Guinness .
  • Beautifully restored

    New Ross CO: Cottage
    2 BDR • 1 BA • Sleeps 5 • #76596
    40 to 60 EUR/night
    Seventeenth century cottage located on a working farm in the heart of south east Ireland restored with all modern conveniences, suitable for a family or two couples eager to explore Ireland from a beautiful rural setting. View of the farmyard and of the rolling fields behind the house.
  • Westport West Coast of

    Westport: Country style house
    5 BDR • 4 BA • Sleeps 12 • #250449
    320 to 420 EUR/night
    Welcome to our beautiful holiday home on the West coast of Ireland. This is a beautiful 5 bedroom house tucked away in a little corner of Westport in Co Mayo. You'll find everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break away from home. Just a few minutes drive away from the gorgeous heritage town of Westport. A perfect base to explore the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way.
  • Holiday by the River

    Banagher: Cottage
    2 BDR • 2 BA • Sleeps 4 • #12794
    64 to 70 EUR/night
    Marian and John invite you to rent this 300-year-old farm homestead, located near the River Shannon in Ireland in the centre of Ireland, only 1 Km from the River Shannon. The cottage is well placed for touring Ireland. This cottage is Irish Tourist Board approved and has been lovingly restored, keeping as much as possible of the 'Old World' character of the cottage while adding all the modern comforts. The wide bridge which crosses the River Shannon to County Galway opens the way to tour the west of Ireland. Banagher is famous for its Irish music pubs, river cruises, golf courses, Bog walks and rail tours, great Fishing, Excellent super markets and shops, Restaurants, and Hotels. This is the only rental property on the farm and it has been the McDonald family home for generations. It is located close to the main farmhouse, in a nice farm garden with an orchard. Our local town Banagher welcomes visitors. There is a variety of pubs so you can enjoy a quiet drink or follow the sound of singing and traditional music which can be heard on the street to a lively pub session. On a warm night listen to the distinctive sound of the corncrake on the bridge or go on a Corncrake Evening organized by Bird watch Ireland during the summer. Heating - There is oil-fired central heating. The living room has an Aga type solid fuel range (peat turf is supplied free). Electricity is included in the price. All bed linen and towels are provided and are included in the rental price. There is a wired internet connection in the cottage and Wi-Fi can be accessed outside the cottage. There is a colour TV and dining and sitting area. Other facilities: For children the cottage contains a cot and high chair and there is a swing on the chestnut tree for the children. There is a patio and barbeque area at the rear of the cottage in the orchard. For the fisherman there is a lock up tackle shed with fridge-freezer for bait and equipment storage. The rail over the solid fuel cooker is ideal for drying wet fishing gear also there is some drying facilities in the tackle shed. Boat hire locally also bait and tackle. You can have your fire lighted before you return from your days outing on request. A kennel is provided for pets.

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