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Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve


Skellig Lodge Star Party August 22, 2014

The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve has been designated Ireland’s FIRST International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association (, one of only 3 GOLD TIER Reserves on the planet. 

This means that on clear nights the sky in this South West region of Ireland is simply stunning, with many astronomical sights seen through the naked eye as can be seen say in the Grand Canyon or the desert plains of Africa. 

The constellations can be viewed here with many more stars than are shown on the usual sky maps. The beautiful band of the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Star Clusters and Nebula’s are just some of the naked eye wonders to see without the aid of any astronomical equipment or filters. 

Go Satillite watching, Moon gazing, Planet hunting, or simply glory in the wonder of ‘falling stars’ … discover Kerry’s DARK side and you’ll experiance the wonder of the stars – just as our ancestors once did.




The Skellig Lodge is now the home of the Skellig Star Party


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