Mayo Dark Sky Festival

"Our Place in the Cosmos"


October 2016

Pre-Booking now closed

The online pre-registration for this  weekend’s Mayo Dark Sky Festival is now closed as of 10pm tonight. All those who have pre-registered will be able to collect and pay for their tickets at the Fast Track Desk in Hotel Newport on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October.

But don’t worry you can still come along to our events and enter via the normal desk. If you have any queries please call Ronan on 0868434003 or Fiona on 0877918172ticket

Program of Events & Registration

Burrishoole Abbey, Newport Co Mayo

You can now access the full program of Events for the Mayo Dark Sky Festival running from October 28th to 30th from HERE

Many events are booking out fast at the Mayo Dark Sky Festival – so get yourself pre-registered soon from HERE

People have have been asking about pre-booking the observing sessions at Letterkeen, this can only be done at the event and not in advance. Parking at this location is very limited so preference will be given to those with medium to large telescope only.

At our secondary dark sky site at Burishoole Abbey just outside Newport (see above) we will be doing laser guided tours of the Autumn Constellations and some of their fascinating Stars and Deep Sky Objects. There will also be tutorials on Astrophotography ,  light-painting  and ideas for using pixel sticks at night. We will also have several Telescopes set up to view these Celestial gems.


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