Henge in Dark Sky

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    23 September 2022
    Friday 23rd of September is #CultureNight and we look forward to celebrating it at the #BallycroyVisitorCentre in #WildNephinNationalPark An entertaining evening with traditional music by local musicians and a chance to try some delicious boxty. Sean Lysaght will be launching his book 'New Leaf' and we'll finish off the eve...
    21 September 2022
    The Mayo Dark Sky Festival is back with a bang! In 2021, covid restrictions meant that the festival could not go ahead as planned, so we are really looking forward to welcoming people back to Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy from 4 - 6 November, for a feast of events celebrating Mayo's dark unpolluted skies. This year we wil...
    20 September 2022
    Newport is considered the gateway town to Mayo Dark Sky Park and has been a community host town to Mayo Dark Sky Festival since its inception. The town is becoming known as a dark sky destination, attracting a growing number of international visitors in winter months, boosting the local tourism economy d...
    09 September 2022
    Guided Stargazing - a new activity for Nature Parks and Resorts ONLINE Event - 22nd September at 7pm (registration below).   We are delighted to welcome Etta Dannemann to our series of Women in Dark Skies talks.  In this talk, Etta Dannemann will talk about Guided Stargazing as a new activity for dark sky areas. S...
    09 August 2022
    Check out our feature in Yvonne Gordon's article on the best stargazing spots in Ireland - see link below:  https://www.afar.com/magazine/where-to-stargaze-in-ireland-and-northern-ireland

    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