Newport House

Clew Bay, Newport, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $164.00

Travel Blogs from Newport

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... that is well worth a visit. Outside there is a large walled garden covering a few acres, but it’s not being fully utilized. We were just a bit early to catch the roses in bloom though one climbing one was a mass of pale cream and the perfume filled the air, according to L that is.

The rain and storms of the past few days are continuing and we even drove through some hail today. I must say that it seems to be looking very wet outside the ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters


... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...

Episode 6

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... Lovely family!

Not far out of the city as we travelled north along Lough Corrib we called at the Connemara Marble visitors centre. A sign proclaims this marble to be 500 million years old, that means it’s much older than that juvenile limestone of the Burren. It is very mottled with green, pink and various shades of gray. This was just a showroom so we didn’t get to see anyone working with the marble.

Lynette Regan June 3rd ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... over the barrage, a pair of swans with 4 cignet, L can’t remember the last time she saw cygnets. There were many ducks and a goose with goslings. L will try and load a video of the swan and cygnets;

When we visited the Rock of Cashel there were hoards of tourists. This seems to be where they congregate. When I sat in places to get my photo taken I ended up in the photos of several other people, so now my face will be seen in even more places, perhaps ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... nearly as steep as Waterford.

There are a few archaeological sites too towards the end of the peninsula. There is the Dunbeg stone fort that is said to date from 2000BC but it is closed due to the fact that last winter’s storms were huge and have eroded the cliffs to a dangerous degree. A few more of them and the fort will disappear into the sea forever. There are some Beehive houses too. These are also very ancient. The type of stone work is ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Clew Bay, Newport, is near Westport Golf Club.
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    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding