Kerry’s Dark Sky Reserve is the perfect place to look skyward as the dark evenings approach. Just what you need to rediscover a night sky full of gleaming jewels.

This means that on clear nights the sky in this South West region of Ireland is simply stunning. These sights that are seen through the naked eye are absolutely out of this world. People have been known to travel the world just to catch a glimpse of this special sight.

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. There’s a special feeling when you stand under the canopy of a moonless, star-filled sky. It inspires awe and wonder at the world around us and the heavens above.

Backed by mountains and corralled by the crashing sea, Kerry’s Dark Sky Reserve stretches from Kells to Caherdaniel. A rare area of exceptional quality, starry nights and nocturnal environment. A protected place of natural darkness which aims to exclude light pollution. The incredible thing about this part of the Wild Atlantic Way is it is the only Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere, and one of only three in the world. The others being a nature reserve in Namibia and Aoraki Mackenzie in New Zealand therefore making this a truly special experience.

More information can be found at kerrydarksky.com.

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