Newport attractions

Historic Site in Newport

Burrishoole Abbey

From a distance, the eerie shell of this wind-battered 1470-built Dominican abbey near the water is quite a sight. Leaving Newport in a northwest direction along the N59 towards Achill Island, a sign points the way …
Castle in Newport

Rockfleet Castle

This intact 15th-century tower off the N59 is associated with 'pirate queen' Grace O'Malley. She married her second husband, Richard an-Iarrain (impressively nicknamed 'Iron Dick' Burke), to gain control of this cas…