Weekly Walks in the Dark Sky Park

    Dark Skies at Night

    Be part of Irish Research by joining one of these weekly walks in Mayo Dark Sky Park

    wonder | wellbeing | escape | wilderness | retreat | companionship | fear | nocturnal | mythology | hygge | adventure | comfort | tourism | sustainability | excitement | nature | culture | conservation


    Would you associate any of these concepts with darkness? Would you be willing to share your experience of the dark sky park? What draws you to it, how you feel about nocturnal environs and what stories you may have about the night. 

    As part of an Irish Research Council PhD Scholarship, Georgia MacMillan (Mayo Dark Sky Park Development Officer) will be conducting Weekly Walking Interviews in the Mayo Dark Sky Park during the winter season.


    Pilot research interviews will commence 11th November (until 16th December 2022) 

    Every Friday at 8pm (in Wild Nephin National Park/Mayo Dark Sky Park) 

    Venue locations: 

    Letterkeen Bothy - Every Friday (except 1st Friday of each month) 

    Ballycroy Visitor Centre - 1st Friday of each month 

    Stargazing will be en route if weather conditions permit. 

    Duration: Approx 2.5 hours 

    For more information, contact: Georgia MacMillan 

    Phone: 086 859 5166 Email:



    Mayo Dark Sky Festival - Theme: Arts & Culture

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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.

    CONTACT INFO

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

    +353 (0)98 49 888