Henge in Dark Sky

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    07 May 2023
    We were in the news recently.... read more about our work to reduce light pollution and why it is such an important issue from Fiona O'Connell's excellent article in the Sunday Independent. 
    07 May 2023
    Did you know that Mayo has been included in the Lonely Planet's Top5 places to stargaze in the world? On her visit to Mayo Dark Sky Park for the European Symposium of the Night Sky in 2019, author Valerie Stimac writes ….  "it was one of the darkest skies I've ever witnessed." Valerie Stimac, 2019 We agree but you can ...
    07 May 2023
    Biodiversity WeekBat Walk 25th May 9.30pmWe are delighted to introduce yet another NEW local host to the growing list of Dark Sky communities and to welcome Keenagh, a small community just on the edge of Wild Nephin National Park/ Mayo Dark Sky park. As it is Biodiversity Week we have a BAT Walk in Collaboration with Mayo B...
    07 May 2023
    Women in Dark Skies - Next speaker Yana Yakushina22nd May 2023 7pm (ONLINE only)Yana's talk title is Legal and Policy trends towards Light Pollution Mitigation. This is such an important and current issue. Ireland has no protection for biodiversity or human wellbeing against light pollution. Yana will discuss her work as a ...
    07 May 2023
    Our thanks to everyone who attended and participated - espeically those who hosted or contribute to the events themselves. It was a special week to remember. Thanks to our lovely local photographers - Felicity Egan (photos from Blacksod, Ballycroy), Amayo.ie (Photos from Westport House), Carol Loftus (Mulranny photos),...

    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