Newport Community Groups | HOBBIES

Newport Astronomy Club

Newport Astronomy Club meets regularly for observation sessions, workshops and talks. Observation sessions generally take place at the Bothy in Letterkeen Woods, part of the gold tier Mayo International Dark Sky Park. If you have an interest in the night sky or a telescope gathering dust in the attic, why not join us? No previous knowledge or experience required, and you don’t even need to own a telescope!

Children's Chess Club

The Holy Family National School chess club endeavours to teach basic tactics, strategy and notation to play actively. Competition is low key. Open to primary school pupils.

  • Contact | Michael O Connell - Phone | 087 2297564

Cuan Modh Knitting Group

Meet 2pm Thursday afternoon at Cuan Modh. Those interested in knitting or crochet or would like to learn. Come and swap patterns. Learn one of these skills and have a chat and a laugh.

  • Phone | 098 42533

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.