Henge in Dark Sky

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    20 November 2022
    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 associat...
    30 October 2022
    Astrophotography is the focus of our gallery exhibit at Ballycroy Visitor Centre, and we are delighted to welcome the return of Chasseurs de Nuits with the Award winning collection of works from the Photo Nightscape Competition. Chasseur de Nuits exhibition is kindly sponsored by the Embassy of France and joins the existing...
    30 October 2022
    Moving out of this world…. from angels and demons to photons and quarks…we cannot wait to hear from Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ – Director of the Vatican Observatory and co-author of the classic astronomy book (with Dan Davis) "Turn Left at Orion". Brother Guy will be presenting his talk on "Catholic" Cosmologies in Newport ...
    30 October 2022
    Join Professor Kevin Gaston, University of Exeter, to hear about his work on the environmental consequences of light pollution. Kevin is also a board member of the International Dark Sky Association and has recently co-authored (with Dr Alejandro Sanchez de Miguel) this Annual Environmental Review paper reviewing the impact...
    10 October 2022
    As part of an Energy Master Plan launch, Newport's Lighting Audit Report was launched in Hotel Newport on 5th October 2022 by the community group "Friends of Mayo Dark Skies" Lighting specialists "Dark Source" were commissioned by Mayo County Council to prepare the Dark Sky Lighting Energy Plan and Audit, under th...

    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