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We think you'll be kept busy at all the great talks and other events we have lined up for you at the Mayo Dark Sky Festival, but just in case you are looking for more things to do we will be adding helpful information here...

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Sea and river angling

Contact Newport House for Newport River/Beltra Lough permits.

Contact Burrishoole Fisheries for information on fishing in district lakes.

Contact Seamus Butler for Ballycroy  098 49005 or

Sunday Mass



You will be spoilt for choice if you fancy taking your bike out for a spin in West Mayo!

Just take to the quiet by-roads around Newport Mulranny or Ballycroy, or check out the 

Great Western Greenway a 42km cycle and walking trail from Westport to Achill

For BIKE HIRE, try Clew Bay Bike Hire or Greenway Bicycle Hire



There are regular live music sessions in hotels and bars in both Newport and Mulranny, with trad sessions in the Grainne Uaile Newport every Thursday night throughout the summer months (check locally out of season)


Fancy stretching your legs?

Why not try the Claggan Mountain Coastal trail, or the Tochar Daithi Ban trail at Ballycroy National Park.

We have plenty of loop walks to choose from, see Mayo Walks for more details.

Or why not just take off for a stroll on the Greenway.

Fancy a game of football with the kids (or your friends)?

Newport GAP (Greenway Activity Park) available to hire at €30 per hour

Call 087 3341199 to book.

Mayo is famed for its spectacular hiking!

Buy a Wild Nephin Map from Newport Tourist Office or online from EastWest Mapping

Try the Nephin Begers hillwalking group or book a guided trek with Terra Firma Ireland

Walking in Mulranny

Burrishoole Loop walks close to Newport

Guided walks in Ballycroy National Park 

Kayaking and water sports 

Take to the waters on a kayak. The Mulranny Park Hotel offers introductory kayaking suitable for adults and kids. Talk to one of the guides at the Mulranny Park Leisure Centre on 098 36709.

Mulranny Surf Club - Contact Neil McKenna 085 1126858.

Splash Newport - Contact Attracta 087 9293064

Beauty Salons / Hair Salons...

Newport Hair Salon, Newport 098 41583

The Barber Shop, Newport 086 1083839

Bridge House Beauty Salon, Newport 098 42844

Hairs and Sirs, Newport 098 41532

Mairead's Salon, Newport 098 41161

Eskape Beauty Salon, Mulranny 098 36030

Milano Hair Salon, Mulranny 098 36202

Leisure Centre/Spa facilities

Mulranny Park Hotel has a 20 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, plunge pool, outdoor Canadian hot tub and fully equipped gymnasium. 

Sailing / Boat Charters / Island hopping


Clewbay Charters Contact Darragh 086 3884425 or

Bellacragher Boat Club Contact Seamus Butler 087 657 9348

Sunday Mass times


Newport Mass is at 10am in St. Patricks Church Newport


Mulranny Mass is at 11:30am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Mulranny

Ballycroy Mass is at 10am in Holy Family Church Ballycroy

Clew Bay Charters
Sunday Mass

Newport, Ballycroy and Mulranny offer a wide range of dining options.

Whether you fancy a coffee and fresh, home-made pastry, a hearty plate of bar food or a seven-course gourmet dinner – the choice is yours.

Dining in Newport

Dining in Mulranny

Ballycroy - Ginger and Wild Café

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