International Observe the Moon Night - 16th October (Cancelled due to rain)

    International Observe the Moon Night at Mayo Dark Sky Park

    International Observe the Moon Night is an annual world-wide public engagement event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration whether observing at home or at an organised event.  

    Our team at Wild Nephin National Park will have online activities you can do at home - crafting your own Paper Moon and to celebrate the evening, we will also have a short guided walk starting at the Robert Lloyd Praeger Bothy in Letterkeen to observe the moon and simply enjoy the sky at night.   UPDATE - Unfortunately our walk has been cancelled due to persistent rain forecasts. 

    Time October 16th - 7.30pm - approx 9.30pm
    Letterkeen Bothy Trail head 
    53.99045806598665, -9.57283208680558
    Booking essential


    Please dress warmly with extra layers and sturdy walking shoes. We will be walking in darkness, head torches encouraged but with RED light preferable and taking your guide's advice on when to turn on to avoid glare to other users.  

    Announcement - Mayo Dark Sky Park
    Space Week 2021 (4th - 10th October)

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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