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Stargazing Breaks

Discover the wonder of the night sky on a Dark Sky Stargazing Safari in County Mayo. Accredited as one of the western world’s top star-gazing locations, enjoy an out of this world 360 degree experience on a Moonlight Tour and observation demonstration. Learn about the constellations through storytelling and gain a fascinating insight from your astronomy guide.

The wonder of the night sky has been a constant since the dawn of civilization. Our ancestors looked up into the dark night skies in wonder and it inspired countless generations, poets, scientists and dreamers. Used for navigation, agriculture, worship, philosophy, literature, art and early scientific discoveries yet today, so many of us have never witnessed a truly dark sky because of the light pollution that increases globally every year.

Itinerary

Arrive in Newport, a picturesque heritage town situated on the shores of Clew Bay along the Wild Atlantic Way and at the gateway to the International Dark Sky Park.

Your break away to the west of Ireland for a Dark Sky Stargazing Safari, offers the opportunity to view the stars in a truly dark sky, one of the most awe-inspiring experiences you will ever have.

The trip includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation 
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning 
  • 3 Course Dinner
  • Dark Sky Moonlight Tour - which includes a trip to the best viewing points in the Dark Sky Park where you will discover a 360 degree experience under the spectacular night skies and learn all about the constellations through storytelling
  • Access to the best observation sites each evening, which will be advised through a guide who will inform you where to go and what to expect to see according to time of year and weather
Prices Start from €139 pps
  • Jan - March - €139 pps
  • April - June  - €169 pps
  • July / Aug. - €189 pps
  • Sept. - Dec. -  €139 pps


To Book your Stargazing Safari today - Call - (098) 42464 

or email bookings@hotelnewport.ie

*Bookings are subject to the availability of the tour guides and weather conditions. 

Packages can be tailor made according to the level of expertise in astronomy or can be designed to suit amateurs who have a keen interest travelling to seek an opportunity to view stunning nightscapes. 

  • Astro-photography workshops can be arranged for additional cost
  • Sea safari add on available for an additional €20pp to explore and discover 365 island of Clew Bay (weather and minimum numbers depending) 

Guaranteed to be an out of this world holiday.


 

 

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