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.

Mayo Dark Sky Festival

31st October 2020

The fifth annual Mayo Dark Sky Festival will be a virtual affair, celebrating all aspects of our dark Sky Story, with online talks, workshops and family friendly events. See for the latest news

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

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.

To read more click here. For Facebook page click here.

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

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

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, 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.