Newport Grainne Uaile Festival

, Newport
Traditional Heritage Festival Celebration in honour of the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley.
The annual Grainne Uaile Festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend in Newport and includes live music on streets, crafts display, barbecue on street, raft race, club challenge, fancy dress and more.

This traditional Irish street festival has been held in Newport, County Mayo,over the August bank holiday weekend, for as long as the locals can remember.

Every year, stalls and markets can be found all over the town. The streets overflow with locals and visitors from near and far. With lots on display, why not take a walk amongst the street to enjoy the traditional crafts on display, dance and listen to traditional Irish music on the streets, take part in the raft race or some of the many other water sport events taking place throughout the week.

Come along and sample some of the many top quality food stalls offering locally produced artisan foods and drinks. Why not try some traditional local ‘boxty’ or pop in for a drink in one a traditional pub. With so many food and drink stalls to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice.

This Family Friendly Festival includes; live music for four nights Thursday to Sunday and a variety of free events and activities for people of all ages. There’s something for everyone; from the Clew Bay Club Challenge, street bingo, sean-nós dancing, children’s fancy dress disco, Irish dancing, traditional Irish music and lots of fun events for children in a safe environment.

The annual Grainne Uaile Festival has developed into a long weekend of entertainment and activities for young and old, with special events for children and families. Over the years there has been bail rolling competitions, pig racing, water activities, traditional Irish music, live bands, dancing and much much more. It is a popular time for returning emigrants to the area as there’s always plenty to see and enjoy over the four days.

This year’s festival runs from 1st to the 5th of August 2019 and we look forward to seeing you there.

To book accommodation for the weekend contact Hotel Newport on 098-42464 or visit the website