Newport, County Tipperary

Newport, County Tipperary

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Newport, County Tipperary

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Description:
Newport ( or formerly Tulach Sheasta) is a town in North Tipperary in Ireland. It is part of the parish of Newport, Bridhill and Toor which is in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. It is in the barony of Owney and Arra.

Location

It is located approximately 8 km from Birdhill and 16 km from Limerick City. The Newport River, a tributory of the Mulcair (or Mulcair) 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

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 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

Education

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

  • A Garda station
  • An unmanned fire station (which has a pager notice system) in the town.
  • A post office
  • A branch of the Allied Irish Bank (with......
  • ...

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