Weekly Walks in the Dark Sky Park

    Dark Skies at Night

    Be part of Irish Research by joining one of these weekly walks in Mayo Dark Sky Park

    wonder | wellbeing | escape | wilderness | retreat | companionship | fear | nocturnal | mythology | hygge | adventure | comfort | tourism | sustainability | excitement | nature | culture | conservation

    Would you associate any of these concepts with darkness? Would you be willing to share your experience of the dark sky park? What draws you to it, how you feel about nocturnal environs and what stories you may have about the night. 

    As part of an Irish Research Council PhD Scholarship, Georgia MacMillan (Mayo Dark Sky Park Development Officer) will be conducting Weekly Walking Interviews in the Mayo Dark Sky Park during the winter season.

    2023 research interviews will commence 13th January at 8pm. 

    Locations & Dates (8pm start):
    Friday 3rd February - Ballycroy Visitor Centre
    Friday 10th, 17th**, 24th February - Letterkeen Bothy
    Friday 3rd March - Ballycroy Visitor Centre
    Friday 10th March, 17th, 24th March - Letterkeen Bothy

    ** 17th Feb event requires prebooking, restricted places.

    Stargazing will be included along the route if weather conditions permit. 

    Duration: Approx 2.5 hours 

    By separate arrangement, in depth interviews with focus groups of 4 can be arranged in advance for a selected dates. 

    For more information, contact: Georgia MacMillan 

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

    Women in Dark Skies 2023
    Weekly Walks in the Dark Sky Park

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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