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    Please note Camping and Campfires in the Dark Sky Park are not permitted at this time.  Please refer to the National Park's policy here

    Mayo Dark Sky Park is situated in the heart of the Bay Coast section of the Wild Atlantic Way. Wild Nephin National makes up the protected landscape of Atlantic blanket bog, mountains and forestry and offer pristine night time viewing free from light pollution.

    Mayo Dark Sky Park offers a wide range of facilities for visitors to the region. On the west side is Ballycroy  Visitor Centre, which is located in the village of Ballycroy on the N59 road between Mulranny and Bangor Erris.

    Visitor Centre Address:

    Wild Nephin National Park 

    Ballycroy Visitor Centre,

    National Parks & Wildlife Service,
    Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage,
    County Mayo.
    Tel: +353 (0)98 49 888
    GPS Coordinates: 54.024505, -9.823505

    Public Transport

    You may find these links helpful in planning your trip  (the nearest train station is Westport approximately 45km from Ballycroy)


    We recommend the following maps for visiting Ballycroy National Park and Wild Nephin.

    Discovery Series 23 and 30 (Scale 1:50,000) available from Ordnance Survey Ireland
    Wild Nephin Map (Scale 1:25,000) available from East West Mapping

    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