International Dark Sky Week 5-12 April 2021
    Welcoming Derek Dempsey 5 April 2021

    Monday 5th April 2021 @ 7pm

    Exploring Mars with Derek Dempsey FRAS of Newport Astronomy Club

    Welcoming Lumen Studios 6 April 2021

    Tuesday 6th April 2021 @ 7pm

    Art and photography with LUMEN Art Collective

    Welcoming Dr Frank Prendergast 7 April 2021

    Wednesday 7th April 2021 @ 7pm

    'Mountains, Mysteries and Megaliths' with archaeoastronomer Dr. Frank Prendergast

    Welcoming Anna Levin 8 April 2021

    Thursday 8th April 2021 @ 7pm

    Double Bill talk with author Anna Levin & Emma Marrington of NightBlight

    Welcoming Dark Sky Tourism 9 April 2021

    Friday 9th April 2021 @ 12 noon

    Dark Sky Tourism FREE WEBINAR with Fáilte Ireland and astrotourism specialists

    Welcoming Louise Beer 9 April 2021

    Friday 9th April 2021 @ 7pm

    'A Memory of Darkness' with Louise Beer

    Welcoming Colin Stafford-Johnson 10 April 2021

    Saturday 10th April @ 7pm

    'Wildlife after Dark' with Colin Stafford-Johnson (Wildlife filmmaker)

    Welcoming Brendan Owens 11 April 2021

    Sunday 11th April 2021 @ 7pm

    'The Star on Our Doorstep' with astronomer Brendan Owens

    Welcoming all voices 12 April 2021

    Monday 12th April 2021 @ 7pm

    DARK SKY Ireland - National Event - Voices for Dark Skies

    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