Gastronomy and Astronomy

Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

May 4, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14
Gastronomy and Astronomy
Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

May 4, 2024
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

This tour is a unique experience for a small group, looking for an alternative evening out.  Beginning with a hearty supper in Newport’s Grainnuaile Gastro-pub featuring some of the Gourmet Greenway food producers and an introduction to the night sky and the dark sky initiative.

After dinner, we will whisk you and your friends away on board our Starlight Express and into Mayo’s Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park for a dark sky safari.

Weather permitting, we will include a laser pointer night sky tour of the darkest celestial skies – on cloudy nights we provide a longer on screen introduction to astronomy from the gastropub, together with take away seasonal sky maps for all attendees.

Starting location – Newport

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

More info...

Meeting at the Grainne Uaile Pub Newport for dinner at 8pm.

Dinner includes a set menu, 3 course meal at the gastro pub. 

Please note the departure time may be late due to the changing seasonal times to allow for darkness. 

Stargazing will only be possible if conditions allow.  

What’s included

  • Transport
    Pick up location in Newport town. Return transport on board the Starlight express to the Mayo Dark Sky Park.
  • Dinner
    Dinner includes a set menu, 3 course meal at the gastro pub.

What’s not included

  • Warm clothing
    We suggest you wrap up well as nights can be cold !
  • Beverages
    Drinks are not included with your meal.

Available Packages

Gastronomy & Astronomy
Available until April 27, 2024

3 course dinner

Astronomy Introduction

Dark sky tour 

Deposit: €20


Dinner at 8pm
Grainne Uaile Pub

Meet us at the Grainne Uaile Pub in Newport at 8pm  - check in for your Gastronomy and Astronomy 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.