Almost 1000 people have signed up to our little festival! We are quite simply overwhelmed with the response and feeling just a little bit nervous! The villages of Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy would love to be welcoming you all here in person (though I'm not sure where you would all fit!), but are so looking forward to welcoming you virtually to our quiet corner of Ireland and our stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way to celebrate our natural dark skies. Perhaps you live in a d
THANK YOU to everyone who has booked a place at our 2020 Mayo (virtual) Dark Sky Festival. We have been overwhelmed with the level of bookings, from 17 different countries, including UK, USA, Canada US, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Belgium and Croatia! We will keep bookings open as long as possible and are very hopeful that everyone who wishes to join us on the day will be able to do so. To those who have booked their place alrea
We are delighted to announce that all events at the 2020 Mayo (virtual) Dark Sky Festival will be FREE OF CHARGE. Book your place via our website and you will be sent a link to all events on 31st October - it's as simple as that!
Moonlight and Magic in Mayo The towns and villages bordering Ireland’s only DARK SKY PARK will team up once again to organise the fifth annual Mayo Dark Sky Festival. The 2020 Festival will be a little different of course, as it will take place online, respecting current Covid-19 restrictions. In previous years the festival has featured talks on physics, culture and the environment, family friendly science workshops, as well as walks, stargazing sessions – and more than a li
We couldn't be happier with our line-up this year! A mix of local , national and international speakers, with talks on a wide range of dark sky related topics. We welcome back some old friends and look forward to meeting many new ones. Check out the PROGRAMME and SPEAKERS pages for more information. We really wish we were welcoming you all in person to Mayo for our 2020 festival - but hope you will join us in the virtual world instead!