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Newport Railway Viaduct

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Address: Blackoak Rise, Newport, Ireland
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Walking around Newport to see the river, the town and the viaduct was so charming. If we had more time, I would have loved to stay in this town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking around Newport to see the river, the town and the viaduct was so charming. If we had more time, I would have loved to stay in this town.

Thank lcampion86
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot from which to view the Black Oak river. Just a gentle climb and walk but peaceful......the village has changed little over the years and you can watch the world stroll by from this viewpoint! A spot to slow down and fall in line with the locals!

Thank Pat M
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The walking bridge is short and goes across an incredible River. It is old and beautiful. A nice easy way to cross to get to the other side of this small town.

Thank Pat G
Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

A relic of the former Westport to Achill railway line closed down 80 years ago, the viaduct has been lovingly restored and integrated into the heart of the town of Newport.

Thank dtlibra
Castlebar, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The marker stone says 1892, and it is a testament to the craftsmanship of those involved in the building process. Impressive from any angle, but I particularly like the view on the approach from the Castlebar side.

Thank Martin O
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I took loads of photos from the viaduct - of the river when the tide was in and when the tide was out - of the river banks , the workmanship displayed in the building of the bridge, of dogs splashing down below me and, of course, views of the town and the church on the hill.

Thank ramblingrose26
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

A spectacular viaduct, a relic of bygone days and the importance of railways in the past. Here you will find a memorial to a local borne South American navel hero.

Thank AilineHanlon
Blarney, Co.Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Nice to walk over and view the sorounding area...bridge very impressive to see...No longer used as a railway bridge

Thank Riffraff1
Castlebar, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Really beautiful bridge that the old railway line ran on lit up at night which is a lovely sight easy to walk on & nice views

Thank Carmel B

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