Georgia's a winner!

Well done to our very own Georgia MacMillan who won the Outsider Magazine's Eco Hero Award last night in Dublin. Georgia won the award for her work to protect our dark sky assets. The award is supported by Clean Coasts and Leave no Trace. In their citation, they said... "Georgia MacMillan has conducted a huge amount research into light pollution and dark sky opportunities in the west of Ireland which led her to establish Mayo Dark Skies community group. Soon after this was established Georgia applied for International Dark Sky recognition of Ballycroy National Park & Wild Nephin, working with stakeholders NPWS, Coillte, Mayo County Council, Failte Ireland and GMIT Mayo. This was successful

Dates set for 2019 festival

Mark your calendars and set your reminders... The 2019 Mayo Dark Sky Festival will take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November 2019 More details to follow - join our mailing list for regular updates to make sure you don't miss a thing! #news #2019

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Derek Dempsey of Newport Astronomy Club, talking about the club and the Mayo Dark Sky Festival

18 August 2018

Georgia MacMillan of Friends of Mayo Dark Skies, talking about Mayo Dark Sky Park and the impact of light pollution

18 August 2018

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