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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    12 March 2023
    Our Weekly Dark Sky Walks continue until 31st March.  Dark Sky Walks are gentle and for all abilities on flat terrain (on gravel path & short board walk).  We traverse a 2.5km loop to experience the dark skies of Mayo and of course make use of a clear sky for stargazing if conditions allow....
    08 March 2023
    The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) or the Green and Red of Mayo shines prominently in the sky  The Green and Red of Mayo was prominently on display on Sunday 26th February in Mayo Dark Sky Park in the form of the elusive Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). A group ofwomen from the Ukraine currently staying ...
    08 March 2023
    Mayo is astronomical! Dark Sky Champion Training course attracts participants from all over the county‚Ķ Over 80 people from Mayo's tourism and hospitality sector became Dark Sky Champions this week. Hosted by Mayo Dark Sky Park and the Friends of Mayo Dark Skies community group, training sessions ran in both Westport C...
    08 March 2023
    Mayo Events for Irish Astronomy Week  |  20-26th March 2023 This event is jointly hosted by Newport Astronomy Club www.newportastronomyclub.com From the 20th to 26th of March 2023, the inaugural Irish Astronomy Week goes ahead with events taking place indoors and outdoors throughout the thirty-two counties. Also, ...
    05 March 2023
    The Wonders of Mayo's Night Sky Brian Wilson Astrophotographer  - 23rd March 8pm Part of Irish Astronomy Week We are delighted to welcome Brian Wilson back to Newport to talk about his amazing work as an Astrophotographer in Mayo for Irish Astronomy Week. Brian will introduce his work and experience of taking phot...

    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