News Items

    08 April 2017
     To celebrate International Dark Sky Week 2017 (22-28th April) there are lots of events planned in the Mayo Dark Sky Park area. Exciting events are taking place in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy throughout the week and hopefully we will see you there. FREE INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK EVENTS IN MAYO Title:  A Litt...
    24 March 2017
    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....
    24 March 2017
    Our District Conservation Officer and Manager of Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Susan Callaghan is featured on Mooney Goes Wild on RTE Radio One. Sue talks to Derek Mooney and Richard Collins about the ecological consequences of light pollution, what you can expect to see in our Dark Sky Park and the upcoming Mayo ...
    02 February 2017
    The first ever Dark Sky Ambassador Course was held in Ballycroy at the end of January. As a pilot initiative, the outreach team from Blackrock Castle Observatory from Cork to conduct a Dark Sky Ambassador training programme for local trade and customer service representatives from Newport, Mulranny, Ballycroy, and further a...
    15 October 2016
    The stars are aligned for astronomers, astro-photographers, astro-physicists, stargazers and rocket makers to visit Newport, County Mayo over the Bank holiday weekend 28-30th October. The town is set to host the first ever Mayo Dark Sky Festival and promises to be a weekend of discovery and enlightenment for everyone. Mayo ...

    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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