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October 24, 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

November 3, 2019

Astronaut Bob Thirsk arrived safely for our fInal event of the Mayo Dark Sky Festival, happening today at 3:30pm

We were delighted that he could join us for dinner in the GN Mulranny Park Hotel last night.

Online ticket sales for today's events closes shortly, but you ca...

November 3, 2019

Due to adverse weather conditrions, specifically high winds, Emma Stone is unable to fly and so cannot join us for this year's festival - we look forward to welcoming her in the future

Stepping in to the breach are Karen Wolfrey and Yolanda Collins of  the Dark Sky Pr...

October 31, 2019

We wanted to let you know that there has been a change to the published programme for the festival.  Due to a family illness, Eanna ni Lamhna is unable to travel and has had to cancel her appearance on Saturday afternoon in Mulranny.  We wish Eanna and her family well,...

October 28, 2019

Thanks to SkyScanner for listing the Mayo Dark Sky Festival as one of the best Irish Festivals of 2019!


October 27, 2019

With 3 locations. 15 talks, 12 workshops, as well as walks, stargazing, opening night concert, gala dinner, telescope trade stands and exhibitions, we realise it can be challenging to decide just which events to enjoy at the Mayo Dark Sky Festival!

To make life just a L...

October 24, 2019

The newly formed vocal ensemble Systir (made up of the female members of Anuna) create a magical sound indeed - and we are thrilled that they will perform on the opening night of the MAYO DARK SKY FESTIVAL!

October 24, 2019

As in previous years, National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) have generously funded a free shuttle bus to take festival goers from venue to venue.  The timetable is designed to get people to most of the major events in each location (Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy...

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