Dark Sky Safari

Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

May 4, 2024
Group size: 6 - 12
Dark Sky Safari
Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

May 4, 2024
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

Wonder at the dazzling beauty of a natural night sky on our dark sky tour. Mayo International Dark Sky Park has been certified at Gold Tier dark sky park for its night sky quality.

This guided tour combines a laser pointer tour of the starry skies and constellations with an introduction to the local nocturnal wildlife in the Mayo International Dark Sky park. 

Our dark sky ranger guides know the dark sky part intimately and will bring you to the darkest viewing places and bring the night sky and mythical constellations to life with a tour of the celestial heavens.

This tour involves some short walks with transportation in between.

Starting location - Newport

Transport included & pick up/ drop off available from Westport or nearby location

Tours subject to weather and cloud conditions

Please note that this tour requires some mobility and short walk on uneven surfaces.  Comfortable shoes and warm clothing. 

More info...

Our standard tours (unless to a customised location), visits the Mayo International Dark Sky Park; a gold tier dark sky park accredited in 2016 and the only National Park in Ireland to host such an award. 

 Please note the departure time may be late due to the changing seasonal times

Here you can experience a truly natural and dark sky, now impossible for most people in the Europe, the UK and the US. 

What’s included

  • Transport
    Pick up location in Newport town. Return transport on board the Starlight express to the Mayo Dark Sky Park.
  • Hot Chocolate
    Please advise if lactose intolerant or other preferences at least 24 hours before event.

What’s not included

  • Warm clothing
    We suggest you wrap up well as nights can be cold !

Available Packages

Dark Sky Safari

Prices include transport and all guides.   

Deposit: €5


Pick up point 9.30pm
Grainne Uaile meeting point

We will collect you at the Grainne Uaile Pub in Newport at 9pm and bring you on the magic, myth and moonlight experience!

Your Organizer

Terra Firma Ireland
We are a small group hiking, stargazing and cultural walking tour provider based in Newport, County Mayo. We specialise in authentic Irish experiences and have designed unique tours for our guests to enjoy hidden gems not found on usual travel itineraries. Located in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland's dramatic West coast, we're within easy access of iconic, unspoiled scenic beauty. As a local operator, we collaborate with other small businesses to provide a truly local feel to all our tours.