Upcoming Events

    Date :  24 August, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Venue :  Friends of Mayo Dark Skies - Mulranny Park Hotel 

    Admission :  Admission Free

    Booking :  Booking Required

    Contact :  

    Web Link :  www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/preserving-night-sky-heritage

    Access & Parking :  Suitable for Children under 12 - Wheelchair Access (Full) - No Car Parking Available

    Description :  Ireland's leading expert, Prof. Brian Espey of TCD Astrophysics Dept, will speak about light pollution in Ireland and how we can solve this problem and retain the natural heritage of our night skies.

    In 2016 Mayo Dark Sky Park received a gold tier International award for the quality of its night skies, free from light pollution. We have invited Ireland's leading expert, Prof. Brian Espey to speak about light pollution in Ireland and how we can solve this problem without compromising safety or lighting concerns.Our nightscape is disappearing rapidly, yet it is a valuable asset; preserving it helps us save energy, enhances our biodiversity and benefits our mental and physical wellbeing.

    Date :  Saturday 12th August at 11PM

    Venue :  Murrivaugh Beach Mulranny

    Meet :  Meet at Mulranny Golf Club

    Admission :  Free

    Description :  Mulranny Tourism in collaboration with Ballycroy National Park Guides and Newport Astronomy Club invite you to a free meteor shower watch on Murrivaugh Beach. Wear warm clothes and Bring along a folding chair if you have one. See you there.

    Event Poster : Perseid_Meteor_Watch_2017_Poster.pdf

    Date : December 2017

    Venue : TBA

    Admission : €5 for non-members

    Contact : www.newportastronomyclub.com

    Date : November

    Venue : TBA

    Admission : €5 for non-members

    Contact : www.newportastronomyclub.com

    Date : October 27th-30th

    Venue :  Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy

    Admission : €5 per talk with many free events

    Contact : www.mayodarkskyfestival.ie

    Date : October

    Venue : TBA

    Admission : €5 for non-members

    Contact : www.newportastronomyclub.com

    Date : 22nd September

    Venue : TBA

    Admission : €5 for non-members

    Contact : www.newportastronomyclub.com

    Date : Tuesday June 20th

    Venue : 8pm - The Gráinne Uaile, Newport

    Admission : €5 for non-members

    Contact : www.newportastronomyclub.com

     To celebrate International Dark Sky Week 2017 (22-28th April) there are lots of events planned in the Mayo Dark Sky Park area. Exciting events are taking place in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy throughout the week and hopefully we will see you there.

    FREE INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK EVENTS IN MAYO

    Title:  A Little Night Art – Pauline McSorley & Deirdre Kelleghan

    Description:  An evening connecting art and philosophy with astronomy and our night skies with artist Pauline McSorley and Deirdre Kelleghan (Astronomical artist, Astronomer & Educator)

    Date:  Wednesday 26th April

    Venue:  7.30pm – Mulranny Community Centre

     

    Title:  Wellbeing & Community on the Dark Sky Island of Sark – Ada Blair

    Description:  Edinburgh based psychotherapist & eco-psychologist Ada Blairvisits Mayo for the first time as part of International Dark Sky Week. Her talk will explore the positive impact on community wellbeing that dark skies offer

    Date:  Thursday 27th April

    Venue:  6.00pm – GMIT Mayo (Castlebar Campus)

     

    Title:  Measuring the Heavens – Newport Astronomy Club

    Description:  A talk from Newport Astronomy Club’s Derek Dempsey on the work of Edmund Halley in measuring astronomical distances & the first global scientific project.

    Date:  Thursday 27th April

    Venue:  8.00pm - Gráinne Uaile, Newport

     

    Title:  Wellbeing & Community on the Dark Sky Island of Sark – Ada Blair

    Description:  Edinburgh based psychotherapist & eco-psychologist Ada Blairvisits Mayo for the first time as part of International Dark Sky Week. Her talk will explore the positive impact on community wellbeing that dark skies offer

    Date:  Friday 28th April

    Venue:  7.30pm – Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre

     

    Contact:

     

    Download pdf of events here : Dark-Sky-Week-2017_Events.pdf

     

    Date : Tuesday 28th March
    Venue : 8pm – Hotel Newport
    Admission : €5 (free to members of Newport Astronomy Club)
    Contact : Newport Astronomy Club www.newportastronomyclub.com

    Date : Saturday 25th March
    Venue : 3pm - Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre
    Admission : Free (prior booking required)
    Contact :

    Venue : The Grainne Uaile, Newport
    Date : Tuesday, February 28th 2017.
    Time : 8pm.
    Admission : €5 for non-members.
    Contact : Newport Astronomy Club www.newportastronomyclub.com

    Venue : Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy
    Date : 28 & 29th January 2017
    Time : 11am
    Admission : by prior reservation
    Cost : €20 per person (covering lunch)
    Contact : Mayo Dark Skies

    Venue : The Grainne Uaile, Newport
    Date : Tuesday, January 24th 2017.
    Time : 8pm.
    Admission : €5 for non-members
    Contact : Newport Astronomy Club www.newportastronomyclub.com

    Welcome to Mayo Dark Sky Park. Mayo is now home to Ireland’s first International Dark Sky Park, showcasing some of the darkest, most pristine skies in the world.

    Where the darkest skies reveal the brightest stars.

    CONTACT INFO

    Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre,
    National Parks & Wildlife Service,
    Ballycroy Village,
    Co. Mayo

    +353 (0)98 49 888



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