New Inn, County Galway

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New Inn

an Cnoc Breac
Town
NewInn,coGalway.jpg
New Inn is located in Ireland
New Inn
New Inn
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°18′08″N 8°29′15″W / 53.30222°N 8.48750°W / 53.30222; -8.48750Coordinates: 53°18′08″N 8°29′15″W / 53.30222°N 8.48750°W / 53.30222; -8.48750
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

New Inn (Irish: an Cnoc Breac, meaning "the speckled hill") is a village in east County Galway, Ireland. It lies mostly within the townland of Knockbrack, 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of Loughrea. The village is on the Eiscir Riada, a series of hills which stretches across the Great Plains of Ireland. There are many ancient forts or raths scattered throughout the parish, as exemplified by placenames such as Rathally and Rathglass. The townland of Grange, to the west of New Inn, contains a cemetery wherein lies the ruins of a Cistercian monastery. The Dunkellin River flows through New Inn and rises in nearby Woodlawn.

New Inn Mummers Festival

The Mummers' Festival in New Inn is now part of the New Inn Christmas entertainment. The festival, hosted and promoted by the Community Council, is designed to give entertainers a platform to demonstrate their talents and continue the Mummer tradition in rural Ireland.

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