Weekly Dark Sky Walks until 31st March 2023

    Our Weekly Dark Sky Walks continue until 31st March. 

    Dark Sky Walks are gentle and for all abilities on flat terrain (on gravel path & short board walk).  We traverse a 2.5km loop to experience the dark skies of Mayo and of course make use of a clear sky for stargazing if conditions allow.   

    Remaining dates: 

    Friday 31st March - New time of 8.30pm

    Starting time is 8.30pm and location  - Letterkeen Loop Trail Head:  https://goo.gl/maps/N8fs93qpoFncaFJB6

    Please check the weather forecast first.  We walk in most conditions except heavy rain, snow or ice (or weather warnings).  Wear sturdy shoes and wrap up warm with plenty of layers.  Head torches optional - preferably red light. 

    Irish Research - Dark Skies at Night

    These events are part of Irish Research in Mayo Dark Sky Park and walkers may be asked to take part in a walking interview (no pressure) whilst experiencing the dark skies of Mayo.  

    Duration: Approx 2.5 hours 

    For more information, contact: Georgia MacMillan 

    Phone: 086 859 5166 Email: info@mayodarkskypark.ie

    International Dark Sky Week 2023
    Aurora Borealis - The Green & Red of Mayo

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    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