Mayo Dark Sky Project in the Sunday Independent

     Our local community group, the Friends of Mayo Dark Skies - was featured in the Sunday Independent Magazine recently, to feature the work on the Newport Lighting Project (funded by the Heritage Council).  This article also included important viewpoints from around Ireland and from Dark Sky Ireland on the issues surrounding light pollution.

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    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