News Items

    07 May 2021
    Press Release from 5th May 2021 Today, May 5th 2021 marks the 5th anniversary of the official creation of Mayo International Dark Sky Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty which adds another aspect to the already ...
    04 May 2021
    ‚ÄčAt the 2020 virtual Mayo Dark Sky Festival we were thrilled to launch this beautiful artwork by Tyler Nordgren.  Half the Park is After Dark - is a key message for Mayo Dark Sky Park, which is also Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Pa...
    30 April 2021
    The Friends of Mayo Dark Skies has released their plan for Newport to become Ireland's first Dark Sky Friendly town with guidelines, recommendations and lighting designs provided by the team of Lighting Design Workshop (Roberto Corradini and Marco Palandella). The lighting plan was kindly funded by the Heritage Council and ...
    23 April 2021
    We have prepared a one page infographic to help explain the message of getting lighting right, whilst keeping our skies dark. We hope you will find it useful and on page 2 you will find some seasonal stargazing maps to help you enjoy our night skies over head. Dark sky friendly is a win-win; we can have well designed lighti...

    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.


    Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre,
    National Parks & Wildlife Service,
    Ballycroy Village,
    Co. Mayo

    +353 (0)98 49 888

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