Did you know, Mayo is one of the best places to go stargazing?

    Did you know that Mayo has been included in the Lonely Planet's Top
    5 places to stargaze in the world?
    On her visit to Mayo Dark Sky Park for the European Symposium of the Night Sky in 2019, author Valerie Stimac writes …. 

    "it was one of the darkest skies I've ever witnessed."

    Valerie Stimac, 2019

    We agree but you can read the full article and why Ireland is such a good place to begin that Dark Sky journey here: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/best-places-for-dark-skies

    Photo credit - Josh Matthews. 

    Keeping our dark skies free from Light Pollution
    Biodiversity Week - Bat Walk 25th May - Keenagh

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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