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    05 April 2021
    ​In marking the worldwide celebration of International Dark Sky Week, the IDA is pleased to announce the formation of a new committee representing the views of dark sky advocates around the globe; The International Committee.As a global organisation, the IDA's goal to protect and conserve the night sky extends around the wo...
    31 March 2021
    A virtual road show of Mayo! Check our our events, happening daily from Monday 4th April until Monday 12th April. All events are FREE but registration required: Full schedule of Events 4th to 12th April: click here for full schedule ...
    29 March 2021
    From Manchán Magan's "One Change" column in The Irish Times: Of all the forms of pollution that beset us, light pollution might be the easiest to tackle. Night-time illumination from Ireland nearly doubled in the two decades to 2014, such that 95 per cent of the country now has night skies that appear brighter towards the h...
    29 March 2021
      International Dark Sky Week, which takes place from 5 - 12 April is, as its name suggests, a global affair, organised annually by the International Dark Sky Association.  On this global stage, Mayo is playing a leading role, with a series of events from astronomy to archaeology, wildlife to wellbeing. &nbs...
    11 October 2020
     Moonlight and Magic in Mayo  The towns and villages bordering Ireland’s only DARK SKY PARK will team up once again to organise the fifth annual Mayo Dark Sky Festival.  The 2020 Festival will be a little different of course, as it will take place online, respecting current Covid-19 restrictions.  In pre...

    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.


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

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