Henge in Dark Sky

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    28 October 2021
    The Ballycroy Visitor Centre will be closing for the season on Sunday October 31st. To mark the occasion and coincide with Halloween and what would normally have been the Mayo Dark Sky Festival weekend, some special events have been organised as below and in the image. Friday - 29th October 7pm – Dark Sky Social evening wit...
    08 October 2021
    Following a successful application for funding to the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund in 2019, the NPWS in partnership with Fáilte Ireland and Mayo County Council have plans for the design of two new visitor experiences in the Mayo Dark Sky Park (Wild Nephin National Park). Research and scientific and environmental ...
    07 October 2021
    International Observe the Moon Night is an annual world-wide public engagement event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration whether observing at home or at an organised event.&...
    07 October 2021
    Join us in Ballycroy for a self-guided looped walk especially for Space Week. Find out what makes our precious Peatland Ecosystems so similar to "Our Place in Space" and how protecting our local habitats will also help keep our world habitable. You can download this special booklet launched for Space Week 2021 Below:  ...
    25 August 2021
    We are starting a new Citizen Science campaign as the darker evenings approach and looking for community volunteers! The project will require dark sky measurement and monitoring and also participating in a new research study from Germany called "Night Lights" to help measure the lighting emissions on ground level in designa...

    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

    +353 (0)98 49 888