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Skellig Coast Dark Sky Festival

March 24 @ 8:00 am March 26 @ 5:00 pm

Join the Eco Museum Live (Llŷn IVeragh Eco-museums) in the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve, one of the only inhabited dark sky reserves in the world, to celebrate the best of what south Kerry has to offer – our landscape, our heritage and culture, our community and our dark skies. 

Skellig Coast Dark Sky Festival

The seed for the Skellig Coast Dark Sky Festival came from the success of a series of monthly online talks on astronomy and the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve which the LIVE Project ran over a 10 month period over 2021 and 2022 in collaboration with Steve Lynott of Kerry Dark Sky Tourism and John Flannery of the Irish Astronomical Society.

The interest in stargazing, from astronomy to natural heritage, folklore to photography was incredible. 

The first Skellig Coast Dark Sky Festival took place in 2022 and was a huge success. This year, for the 2023 festival, Eco Museum Live have a fantastic line up of events and activities, across the Iveragh peninsula catering for beginners to advanced stargazers, folklore and heritage, family fun events, astrophotography, and more.

Visit the Skellig Coast Dark Sky Festival website for unmissable Dark Sky events and activities including:

  • Skellig Sauna Cuas Croom
  • Dark Sky Cruises with Kerry Aqua Terra
  • Walk of the Planets, Caherdaniel
  • Rock Art Night, Caherdaniel
  • Stargazing and Astrofolklore, Derrynane
  • What’s in the Sky Tonight, Ballinskelligs
  • Astrophotography Workshop – Tech Amergin
  • Sand constellations for Children – Inny Strand, Waterville
  • Seashore Safari with Sea Synergy
  • Realteolaíocht as Gaeilge | Astronomy as Gaeilge for all the family – Dromid
  • Night Paddle with Sea Synergy
  • Astronomy and Irish Folklore – Seán Mac an tSithigh- Dromid
  • Stargazing and Astronomy- St Finians Bay
  • ‘Get your rig out’- Onsite Camera hints and tips
  • Stargazing for All!  – Dromid
  • Astronomy of Medieval Irish Monks
  • Archaeology Talk – Eightercua Stone Row
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