Dark Sky Scene

    Local Clubs

    Newport Astronomy Club

    Newport Astronomy club was established on May 11th 2016. If you’ve ever gazed in wonder at the night sky, pondered your place in the grand scheme of things or have an interest in Astronomy and want to meet like-minded people, then please come along to one of our meetings or public observations.

    Web: www.newportastronomyclub.com
    Phone: (087) 6264145
    E-mail: dempsey.derek@gmail.com

    Ballycroy Astronomy Group

    A small Astronomy Group was formed in Ballycroy Community Centre in Spring 2015. We are located within a stone’s throw of Mayo Dark Sky Park Visitor Centre. Our group meets on an informal basis and all visitors and new members are welcomed.

    Details of scheduled events will be posted on Mayo Dark Skies Facebook page. For enquiries contact :

    Phone: (087) 4551634 (John Masterson)

    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.


    Wild Nephin National Park,
    Ballycroy Visitor Centre,
    National Parks & Wildlife Service,
    Ballycroy Village,
    Co. Mayo
    +353 (0)98 49 888