Newport, County Tipperary

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Newport
Port Nuá or Tulach Sheasta
Town
Newport is located in Ireland
Newport
Newport
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°42′36″N 8°24′25″W / 52.710°N 8.407°W / 52.710; -8.407Coordinates: 52°42′36″N 8°24′25″W / 52.710°N 8.407°W / 52.710; -8.407
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Tipperary
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R574572
Website www.newport.ie
Newport Church

Newport (Irish: Port Nua or formerly Tulach Sheasta) is a town in County Tipperary in Ireland. It is part of the parish of Newport, Birdhill and Toor which is in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. It is in the barony of Owney and Arra. In the 2011 Census the population stood at 1,806[1]

Location[edit]

It is located approximately 8 km from Birdhill and 16 km from Limerick. The Newport River, a tributory of the Mulcair (or Mulkear) River, flows through the middle of the town. Newport is nestled in the Silvermine mountain range. It is close to Lough Derg and the villages of Murroe, Killaloe and Ballina.

History[edit]

The original settlement in Newport dates back centuries back before the Norman invasions. After the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, Richard Warren Waller acquired Cully Castle sometime in the 1650s. He was granted 1,195 acres (4.84 km2) of land in the vicinity. After the war the castle was in ruins and was rebuilt as Castle Waller. A townland still bears that name. During this time the settlement was changed from the Irish name Tulach Sheasta to the English Newport.

Newport today[edit]

Education[edit]

There are two primary schools (Convent of Mercy Primary School and the Boys' National School) in the town and two second level schools (St Mary's Secondary School and St Joseph's College).St.Mary's was ranked 224 out of 400 schools in a recent poll of top secondary schools.

Services[edit]

  • A Garda station
  • An unmanned fire station (which has a pager notice system) in the town.
  • A post office
  • Mulcair Credit Union.
  • Various butchers, grocery and stationery shops
  • Restaurants and fast food outlets
  • A Veterinary clinic.
  • A Peter Dee Academy of Music.

Amenities[edit]

Three kilometers from the town there is the beauty spot called Clare Glens. It is a wooded area along the banks of the Clare River.

Social activities/groups[edit]

There are a number of clubs in the town:

  • Newport Rugby Club
  • Newport Town AFC Club [1]
  • Mulcair Golf Society
  • Newport GAA Club [2]
  • Newport Athletic Club [3]
  • Newport Taekwondo Club [4]

The soccer pitch was located in "Freigh", but the new pitch is located in Derryleigh. The hurling field is to the south of the town.

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