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Newport

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Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, shopping
Newport, historically known as Ballyveaghan - for many years the town was also known as Newport-Pratt - is a small picturesque 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. The N59 road passes through the town. The county town of Castlebar is approx 18 km east of Newport. The Black Oak River flows through the centre of the town and there are pleasant walking paths along its grassy banks.TransportPublic transportBus servicesBus Éireann route 440 Dooagh-Westport-Knock Airport operates once a day in each direction. On Sundays route 440 does not operate however Expressway route 52 provides an evening journey each way to/from Westport and GalwayRail accessThe nearest rail services may be accessed at Westport railway station approximately 14 km distant. There are several trains a day from Westport railway station to Dublin Heuston via Athlone.
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