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Ireland’s First Ever Dark Sky Festival!! October Bank Holiday Weekend

International Dark Sky AssociationOn the 5th of May 2016 the Ballycroy National Park & Wild Nephin in North-West Mayo became Ireland’s first Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park as recognised by the International Dark Sky

The Dark skies of the Nephin Wilderness in County Mayo are nationally recognized. Our darkness not only adds to the aesthetic qualities of the wilderness, but is important to the health of our wildlife. As most of the country is dealing daily with the effects of light pollution, the Dark Sky Festival aims to educate visitors about the importance of this park resource and inspire them to take action in their own counties.

We hope you join us in the idyllic coastal town of Newport fromOctober 28th-30th 2016 for the Mayo Dark Sky Festival and share your passion for the night sky and astronomy during this fun weekend.

Or come for our Extended weekend from the 27th to the 31st of October. This remote corner of Ireland with its Wild Atlantic coastline, Dark Skies, Majestic mountains and meandering rivers has an unparalleled splendour and natural beauty all its own. Free Parking in the School grounds.

Please complete your Registration form HERE to help us to plan the event better and to speed up your registration to the various events.