International Dark Sky Week 2021 - A virtual roadshow of Mayo

    Mayo welcomes International Dark Sky Week 2021


    International Dark Sky Week, which takes place from 5 - 12 April is, as its name suggests, a global affair, organised annually by the International Dark Sky Association.  On this global stage, Mayo is playing a leading role, with a series of events from astronomy to archaeology, wildlife to wellbeing.   Mayo Dark Sky Park will also host a special Dark Sky Tourism eveng on 9th April (Noon); aimed at engaging local business partners and those interested in developing astrotourism as an off-season sustainable tourism concept in Mayo.

    Full schedule of events 4th to 12th April: click here for full schedule

    All events are Free to attend but registration is essential and accessible via

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    Mayo Dark Sky Festival 2020

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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