Dark Skies in Mayo

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    03 September 2023
    A multi sensory, audio visual experience of Under One Sky for Culture Night... This is a specially designed audio-visual experience, exploring the meanings and values of dark skies through a series of short stories and poems from culturally diverse perspectives. We invite you to adjust your mind as well as your eyes...sit a...
    03 September 2023
    A one day workshop - September 28th, Mulranny Park Hotel This brand new course with expert speakers delivering training for dark sky community and environmental advocates and those wanting to learn more about preserving dark skies in Mayo, equipment needed and information on how to get involved and training on how to e...
    21 August 2023
    We are delighted to bring you 5 minutes of the Mayo Dark Sky Festival footage taken from our 2022 Festival to give a taste of what to expect this year.   Enjoy  ASTRONOMY TALKS | NATURE WALKS | STARGAZING | BIODIVERSITY TALKS | ARTS & CULTURE | KIDS GO FREE | AMAZING SCENERY | NEWPORT | MULRANNY | BALLYCR...
    04 August 2023
    Heritage WeekThere's lots happening across the county for dark skies so here's a few highlights: Perseid Meteor Watch 12th August - 10.30pm on Murrivaugh Beach, Mulranny, Mayo Hosted by Mulranny Tourism and Newport Astronomy Club - enjoy this annual meteor watch and make sure you make a wish up on those 'shooting stars...
    03 July 2023
    For Dark Sky Events: The best time to go stargazing in Ireland is in the darker months (i.e. outside of peak summer season!).  Our organised events usually take place from late summer until late springtime.  Heritage Week 12-20th August.  During Heritage week there will be plenty to do at Wild Nephin National...

    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