Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve
The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve has been designated Ireland’s FIRST International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association (www.darksky.org), one of only 3 GOLD TIER Reserves on the planet, and the only GOLD TIER Reserve in the Northern Hemisphere.
This means that on clear nights the sky in this South West region of Ireland is simply stunning, with many astronomical interests seen with the naked eye. Equal to skies from the Grand Canyon or the desert plains of Africa. 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 Nebulae are just some of the wonders to see without the aid of any astronomical equipment or filters.