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    Dark Sky Inspiration

    Dark skies are more than just dark, they inspire artists, writers, philosophers and musicians. Dark Sky island is the 8th studio album recorded by Irish singer, songwriter Enya and it was inspired by starry skies over the Isle of Sark. In 2011, the Isle of Sark, in the Channel Islands, became the first ever Dark Sky Island.

    Its pristine skies and tranquil setting with a complete lack of light pollution has become the theme of research as well as an inspiration for musicians such as Enya. Researcher Ada Blair has also written a publication entitled “Sark in the Dark” a study on the wellbeing and community on the island of Sark.

    For more information see review here.

    Dark Sky Ambassador Programme - Lighting Workshop
    RTE’s Mooney Goes Wild features Mayo Dark Sky Park

    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.

    CONTACT INFO

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

    +353 (0)98 49 888



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