• Fri, Oct 30
    Hotel Newport
    Book Launch
    On Friday 30th October we will launch a book celebrating our beautiful heritage town. 'Newport - the First 200 Years'
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  • Fri, Oct 30
    Newport, Mulranny, Ballycroy
    Mayo Dark Sky Festival
    The fifth Mayo Dark Sky Festival will take place 30th October to 1st November 2020. Enjoy talks, workshops, walks, magic - and a little stargazing, as we celebrate Mayo's pristine clear skies
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  • Mon, Oct 26
    Chambers Garden Centre
    Pumpkin Carving Competition
    This will be a competition to see who can carve the best pumpkin, there will be different age groups and different categories eg scariest pumpkin, the most creative pumpkin and the funniest one. Prizes for all the winners.
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  • Fri, Sep 18
    Hotel Newport
    Culture Night - Halley 300
    In the same year as Newport was founded, Edmund Halley (of Halley’s comet fame) was elected Astronomer Royal. Newport Astronomy Club will present a talk on the life of this influential and inspiring scientist,
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  • Sat, Aug 29
    Newport
    Parade of Sail
    We wish to gather all types of boats into the harbour to commemorate 300 years of boating in this lovely harbour We are proud of the variety of craft now using the bay and we invite all boating enthusists to join the flotilla !
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  • Fri, Aug 28
    Newport (various locations)
    A Taste of Newport
    A chance to sample local food at its best… This will be a packed weekend of celebrating food of the area, there will be cookery demos, food tastings, bakery competition, zero food mile dining event, lectures on food/cookery. We hope to have something for every taste and every age.
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  • Sat, Jul 18
    Newport
    Dinghy Regatta
    100 years ago a regatta was held at Melcombe and this year we are holding a regatta in Newport Harbour and Callicaun There will be racing for senior and junior sailors in 4 categories with some fun racing to bring the bay alive!
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  • Sun, Jun 14
    Castlebar Street and Newport Viaduct
    Newport Street Party
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  • Mon, Jun 01
    Newport (various locations)
    Newport Open House Day
    A rare chance to glimpse into some of Newport’s most historic and significant sites, many in private ownership, opened to the public on this day to celebrate Newport’s tri-centenary
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  • Sun, May 31
    Newport
    Open Air Concert
    Join Sharon Shannon, Mundy, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan at Newport Quay...
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  • Sun, May 03
    Main Street and other locations
    Historical Re-Enactment
    Join us on the streets of Newport for an unforgettable Historical Reenactment of the development of our town, as told through two main characters - Captain Pratt and the visionary Brian Rua O Cearbhainn.
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  • Sat, Apr 11
    Princess Grace Park
    Easter Egg Hunt
    Fun family event in the lovely princess Grace Park. Kids can run through the park and find chocolate eggs and there will be one golden Newport 300 egg for one lucky person. The over 10s will be more of a scavenger hunt, with lots of prizes and Easter eggs. 2pm Kids <10 3pm Kids >10
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  • Sun, Apr 05
    Saint Patrick's Church Newport
    Handel's Messiah
    Soloists and Vocalessence choir with Mayo Concert Orchestra under the baton of Conductor and Composer Kathy Fahey This is a once in a life time performance not to be missed! Sponsored by Portwest and Westport House Tickets €20
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  • Sat, Apr 04
    Canon Killeen Park
    Plaque Unveiling
    A new stone sculpture will be unveiled in Canon Killeen Park to commemorate this tri-centennial year. A new flagpole with a specially commissioned flag will be erected alongside the stone and flown at all events during the year of celebration.
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  • Sun, Jan 05
    GN Mulranny Park Hotel
    Nollaig n mBan
    A chance for the ladies to kick off our tri-centenary year (and raise funds for other Newport 300 events), join us for an inspiring and fun afternoon of talks, ideas and so much more!
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  • Sat, Jan 04
    Newport Quay
    New Year Swim
    To kick off our tri-centenary year (and raise funds for other Newport 300 events), you are uinvited to join us for a New Year dip at Newport Quay on Saturday 4th January
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