The Wild Atlantic Way

The Newport Shepherds on the Wild Atlantic Way

Visit The Newport Shepherds right beside the world famous Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Mayo.

The Wild Atlantic Way is an unforgettable coastal touring route spanning 2,500 kilometres along Ireland’s windswept and unspoilt west coast. Packed with breathtaking scenery and exceptional experiences, the Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way is 543 kilometres long and includes 31 Discovery Points with two unmissable Signature Points.

Where we are

Aasleagh Falls on the Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way

The Newport Shepherds is located beside the town of Newport, just 16 kilometres from the bustling tourism town of Westport on the Wild Atlantic Way’s Bay Coast. It is also within striking distance of the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Points at Achill Island (35 kms) and Downpatrick Head (65 kms), on the spectacular Céide Coast.

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Newport is a perfect gateway location for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way, with easy access to expansive beaches, dramatic coastal scenery and colourful coastal towns and villages.

At The Newport Shepherds, immerse yourself in the world of sheepdogs and mountains, rich heritage and fascinating stories about how our ancestors adapted to working sheep in these mountains of the Wild Atlantic Way region.

We will share with you our passion and love for sheepdogs and nature, an experience that will mark you for life.

Downpatrick Head on the Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way