Henge in Dark Sky

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    Stargazers (Left) and Dark Sky Meeting (Right)
    08 April 2022
    We're delighted to launch our events for International Dark Sky Week 2022 - Mayo Dark Sky Road show is back in person this time! We have no less than NINE events, back to back across County Mayo. As it's been a while since we could take our events to communities, we are going back to basics this year with introduc...
    28 March 2022
    Join us for the second episode in our "Women in Dark Skies" series. We are delighted to welcome Dani Robertson, Dark Sky Officer from Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve. You may have seen Dani recently on the BBC's Countryfile programme giving a wonderful explanation of Dark Sky Lighting for rural areas. Dani is a leading advocate ...
    18 February 2022
    Dark Sky Champion Workshops For Tourism and Hospitality Trade in Mayo Supported by Failte Ireland in partnership with Mayo Dark Sky Park and Blackrock Castle Observatory Mayo is home to Ireland's only Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park.With easy access sites from the Clew Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way, this visitor attra...
    31 January 2022
    Our new series of web talks "Women in Dark Skies" starts appropriately on St Brigid's Day. Our first speaker of the year is Dajana Bjelarac, Founder of "Carpe Noctem" in Serbia - an NGO established to tackle environmental light pollution. Dajana's talk is titled "Defending the dark skies with resourcesfulness and creativity...
    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...

    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