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Mayo Dark Sky Park / Wild Nephin National Park

The Educational team in Ballycroy Visitor centre offers dark skies educational programmes for schools and groups (pre-booking essential) and interpretive information for visitors.  

Ballycroy Visitor Centre
Wild Nephin National Park
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Co. Mayo
Tel: +353 (0)98 49 888
Email: /

Mayo Dark Sky Park Development Officer/IRC Employment-based PhD project

The management and operation of Mayo Dark Sky Park is run by National Parks & Wildlife with a dedicated Dark Sky Development Officer.

This is part of a 4 year funded research project via the Irish Research Council to study the value of dark skies as a sustainable tourism initiative and natural phenomenon. 

Specialist tours, talks and dark sky events can be booked through Mayo Dark Sky Development Officer via email to


Friends of Mayo Dark Skies

The Friends of Mayo Dark Skies is an approved Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association.  This community group hosts Mayo Dark Sky Festival in collaboration with Mayo Dark Sky Park each year. 

As a voluntary community group it supports all objectives of the Mayo Dark Sky Park and continues research and development of the dark sky initiative. 

If you wish to Get Involved in our Dark Sky Ambassador Scheme or any related community projects, please contact us.

The Friends of Mayo Dark Skies

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