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Newport Railway Viaduct

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Blackoak Rise, Newport, Ireland
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Old railway

There's a book about the line: "Rails to Achill" (Oakwood Press, 2002) available in local shops... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
R1747RLjonathanb
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Dublin, Ireland
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A must see artifact of the history of The British Rail

Still in pristine condition, on sunny day the viaduct offers spectacular views both sides, plus one... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
titek76
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Kilkenny
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Blackoak Rise, Newport, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

There's a book about the line: "Rails to Achill" (Oakwood Press, 2002) available in local shops, especially Duffys in Westport. Contrary to the first review above, it was never part of British Rail; Ireland is not in Britain and this railway was closed in1937, 11...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Still in pristine condition, on sunny day the viaduct offers spectacular views both sides, plus one can spot crane or stork on the side of the river. It is good spot for attempting to take some interesting photos, as light travels throughout a day, allowing...More

Thank titek76
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Any picture of the village of Newport has a picture of this viaduct,as soon as you approach the village this is your first image.and what a beautiful one it is.

Thank THEREALDOC
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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
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...More

Thank Pat M
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
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
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
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,...More

Thank ramblingrose26
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
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