Newport, historically known as Ballyveaghan, is located on the west coast of Ireland, along the shore of Clew Bay in County Mayo.
The Black Oak River flows through the centre of the town and there are walking paths along its banks.
Renowned for its excellent fishing, Newport offers sea angling in the waters of Clew Bay, and also Newport River and Beltra Lake.
Newport was established in the early 18th century by the Medlycott family.
The family’s land agent, Captain Pratt, introduced linen manufacturing to the town under the management of immigrant Quakers who relocated to County Mayo from Ulster.
Newport has a disused railway viaduct crossing the river which, together with the Catholic church on top of the hill, dominate the town.
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