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    11 October 2020
     Moonlight and Magic in Mayo  The towns and villages bordering Ireland’s only DARK SKY PARK will team up once again to organise the fifth annual Mayo Dark Sky Festival.  The 2020 Festival will be a little different of course, as it will take place online, respecting current Covid-19 restrictions.  In pre...
    22 September 2020
    Observe the Moon Night is coming up on the 26th September. Each year we mark this, usually with an event but 2020 is no ordinary year!   However, moon gazing is something everyone can do from home and we encourage you to get out and take a look at our nearest neighbour in the Sky. You can do this from your garden or ...
    17 April 2020
    This annual week of events might be remarkably different for 2020 but nevertheless, it gives us all an opportunity to connect with our night skies, to consider the amazing habitat we have overhead and to reconnect with loved ones far away.  We have a series of virtual events planned in collaboration with the Internati...
    26 September 2019

    The programme for the 4th Mayo Dark Sky Festival has been launched. It promises to be a very exciting weekend with events for all the family. 

    For the full programme visit the Mayo Dark Sky Festival website 

    28 July 2017

    Free Daily Shuttle from 10th July to 30th August 2017. For more information click here.

    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.


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

    +353 (0)98 49 888

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