Dark Skies in Mayo

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    28 October 2023
    Our weekly dark sky walks are back.  Every Friday at 8pm.   Half the Park is After Dark! Join Mayo Dark Sky Park Officer for a guided walk of 2.5km under Mayo's dark night skies. We will take the opportunity to stargaze along the way if weather permits. Venues (starting 8pm) 1st Friday of each Month = Ballycr...
    23 October 2023
    Dark Sky Travels: Journeying in Search of the Night Join us for our next Women In Dark Skies event on Monday 6th November at 7pm.  In this talk, travel journalist and dark sky advocate Megan Eaves will explore dark skies around the world, recalling some of her most memorable night skies, from Kyrgyzstan to New Zealand....
    20 October 2023
     The Mulranny Park Hotel was abuzz with excitement on September 28th as over 85 participants gathered for the "Carpe Noctem - Be a Mayo Dark Sky Ambassador" event.This full day of training provided an education programme for communities and local residents on the importance of dark sky-friendly lighting and the potenti...
    03 September 2023
    A multi sensory, audio visual experience of Under One Sky for Culture Night... This is a specially designed audio-visual experience, exploring the meanings and values of dark skies through a series of short stories and poems from culturally diverse perspectives. We invite you to adjust your mind as well as your eyes...sit a...
    03 September 2023
    A one day workshop - September 28th, Mulranny Park Hotel This brand new course with expert speakers delivering training for dark sky community and environmental advocates and those wanting to learn more about preserving dark skies in Mayo, equipment needed and information on how to get involved and training on how to e...

    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