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Join us in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy as we celebrate our dark skies with talks, workshops, walks, exhibitions and performances

"Let us raise children who can name more stars in the sky than stars on the screen"

2023 speakers/performers (in alphabetical order)...

(the 2024 Programme will be launched in August)

Lighting Designer

Kerem Asfuroglu

Newport Astronomy Club

Derek Dempsey

Musical trio

The Garibaldis

Freelance Illustrator, Visual Communicator & Sketchnote Artist

Rae Jordan

Artist, Athlete and Activist

Nina McGowan

PhD Researcher, DIAS / AOP / QUB

Jeremy Rigney

Space and Science Reporter and Commuicator

Dr. Niamh Shaw

Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics QUB

Chris Watson

Astronomy writer and broadcaster

Andy Briggs


Patrick Dexter Cello


Yonit Kosovske

Owner KTec Telescopes

Stephen Kershaw

Conservation Biologist and Science Communicator

Marina Mulligan

Marine Ecologist

Conor Ryan

Head of Research at Munster Technological University and Head of BCO

Dr. Niall Smith

Head Guide, WIld Nephin National Park

Michael Chambers

Community Engagement Officer, Wild Atlantic Nature

Margaret Flaherty

Historical flutist and photographer

Teddie Hwang

Vincent Wildlife Trust

Kate McAney


Dr. Frank Prendergast

Master Puppeteers

Miracle Puppets

Naturalist and Film-maker

Eoin Warner

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