Henge in Dark Sky

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    09 August 2022
    Check out our feature in Yvonne Gordon's article on the best stargazing spots in Ireland - see link below:  https://www.afar.com/magazine/where-to-stargaze-in-ireland-and-northern-ireland
    01 August 2022
    We are delighted to celebrate Heritage Week 2022 with a number of events of a dark sky theme, both in person and online and hope you can join us. As the darker evenings are just around the corner, Heritage Week is the perfect opportunity to start thinking about looking up into our lovely dark skies and enjoying the celestia...
    17 July 2022
     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 th...
    23 June 2022
    Press release 23 June 2022 The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are delighted to announce the official launch of 'Under Darkening Skies' a public art commission by the visual artist Susan Mannion at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre at Wild Nephin National Par...
    30 April 2022
    Join us for the next episode in our "Women in Dark Skies" webinar series. We are thrilled that Dr Hannah Dalgleish will be our next guest speaker for our series entitled "Women in Dark Skies". This webinar will be at 7pm on Friday 17th June - everyone is welcome! Hannah is a researcher at the University of Oxford ...

    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