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Encyclopedia > Newport, County Mayo
Old bridge in Newport, County Mayo
Old bridge in Newport, County Mayo
Newport
Baile Uí Fhiacháin
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53°52′60″N 9°33′00″W / 53.8833, -9.55
Irish Grid Reference
M989937
Statistics
Province: Connacht
County: County Mayo
Elevation: 14 m
Population (2002)
 - Town:
 - Rural:
 
527 
1,636

Newport (Irish: Baile Uí Fhiacháin) is a small town in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. 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. Castlebar is also near the town. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS) is currently the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 17,713. ... For much of its history, the island of Ireland was divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). Two historical counties, County Desmond and County Coleraine, no longer exist. ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Castlebar Code: MO Area: 5,397 km² Population (2006) 123,648 Website: www. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Statistics Province: Connacht County Town: Castlebar Code: MO Area: 5,397 km² Population (2006) 123,648 Website: www. ... Clew Bay (Irish Cuan Mó) is a natural ocean bay in County Mayo, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... A National Secondary Route is a category of road in the Republic of Ireland. ... A directional road sign in the Republic of Ireland on an other road (not a national road) at Portlaoise, County Laois, including patches for national roads and advance warning of bridge height restrictions. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Newport has a very striking railway bridge (no longer used for rail carriage) like an aqueduct, which, with the catholic church on top of the hill, dominate the town and create a picturesque appearance. The church is so imposing that it is usually referred to as 'Newport Cathedral'.


Burrishoole Friary and Grace O'Malley's Rockfleet Castle are both just to the west of the town. Burrishoole Friary at dusk Burrishoole Friary was a Dominican friary in County Mayo, Ireland. ... The meeting of Grace OMalley and Queen Elizabeth I Gráinne Ní Mháille (c. ... Rockfleet Castle is a tower-house near Newport in County Mayo, Ireland. ...


Newport people

The maternal grandfather of Grace Kelly, American actress and wife of Prince Rainier, was born in Newport. Grace, Princess of Monaco nee Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess Grace... Prince Rainier III (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi) (born May 31, 1923), is the hereditary Prince and head of state of the Principality of Monaco. ...


See also

This is a link page for cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland, including larger villages, and villages and townlands of note, as well as towns, townships or urban centres in Dublin. ...

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Mayo - LoveToKnow 1911 (1204 words)
The principal lakes are Lough Mask and Lough Corrib, on the borders of the county with Galway, and Loughs Conn in the east, Carrowmore in the north-west, Beltra in the west, and Carra adjoining Lough Mask.
The county is in the Protestant diocese of Tuam and the Roman Catholic dioceses of Taum, Achonry, Galway and Kilmacduagh, and Killala.
Large confiscations of the estates in the county were made in 1586, and on the termination of the wars of 1641; and in 1666 the restoration of his estates to the 4th Viscount Mayo involved another confiscation, at the expense of Cromwell's settlers.
Mayo county, Lewis, 1837 description ©Jane Lyons (6621 words)
MAYO (County of), a maritime county of the province of CONNAUGHT, bounded on the east by the counties of Sligo and Roscommon, on the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the south by the county of Galway.
According to the return of a jury on this occasion, the county comprised 1448 quarters, whereof 248 were exempted; the rest paid £600 per annum and contributed 200 foot and 40 horse for general hostings within the province, at their own expense, when required, and 50 foot and 15 horse for general service throughout Ireland.
This bay, which separates the counties of Mayo and Galway, penetrates eleven miles into the interior between steep and lofty mountains, and is uniformly about half a mile in breadth, being throughout an excellent harbour for large ships, though occasionally subject to squalls from the hills.
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