Things to do | WALKING & CYCLING | The Greenway


Escape the bustle of urban life on the 42km Great Western Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland. A traffic free cycling and walking trail following the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937. The Greenway passes through the picturesque town of Newport.

The Greenway traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny. It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands. For more information visit :



A short distance from Newport on the greenway is the Burrishoole seven arch bridge. This was the original historical location for the town and is close to Burrishoole Abbey.

Newport is located at the heart of the 42km Greenway


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.