Houses » Newport House
Newport House & Restaurant is a fine Georgian Country House offering the ideal Lodgings for keen anglers wishing to fish the great rivers of Co Mayo, Ireland. Its own stretch on the Newport River has a deserved reputation for good spring salmon catches and with further access to salmon fishing on the Moy and Lough Beltra West, the choice of beats is superb.
Newport House, an extremely well-preserved country mansion of character, is some 200 years old. It is a fine Georgian house and has enjoyed a colourful history, particularly since the earlier half of this century when it gradually became a famous base for those fishing the great rivers of Co. Mayo.
Both reception rooms and bedrooms have individuality and style, with the emphasis on comfort. Of its 18 bedrooms, twelve are in the main house, with six in the courtyard - one of which was the summer home of a former Irish Prime Minister.
The kitchen prides itself on its use of fresh produce and under the guidance of a local internationally trained chef, produces meals of the highest interest and quality.
The wine cellar is a perfect accompaniment and offers a superb choice of character and value. Indoor facilities include a billiards and snooker room with full-size table. Horse riding can be arranged. There is an 18-hole championship golf course at Westport and a nine hole course at Mulrany.
Newport House is open from 19th March to 6th October.
Newport House is one of those rare establishments which owns its own river - the Newport River. It also owns the fishing rights on Lough Beltra West. This gives the guest at Newport House the option of either river or lake. On both waters, the rule is fly only. Singlehanded rods are usually used.
Within easy driving distance are the famous lakes of Mask and Conn, and only 20 minutes’ drive away, is the attractive Lough Furnace, headquarters of Ireland’s Salmon Research Agency. Fishing on the legendary River Moy can also be arranged.
Newport is famous for its salmon and sea trout and has a particular reputation for its spring salmon. Boats and local, knowledgeable ghillies are available and the fishery manager usually visits the hotel in the evening to arrange the next day’s rota. He is always happy to answer any queries. Rods can be hired and the quality of our packed lunches elicits the most favourable comments. Freezing facilities are also available.