Kerry Dark Skies in Waterville

Kerry Dark Skies in Waterville

Kerry Dark Skies in Waterville


If you have ever visited the Kerry region of Ireland you will know of its astounding natural beauty. Anyone who has motored on the famous Ring-of Kerry route you will attest to itswonder and ease of travel. If however, you have never stayed in the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, you will have missed out on a wonder only revealed after the sun truly sets and an orchestra of stars come out to astonish your senses. The never forgotten view of our astonishingly beautiful Universe will be a memory that you will carry with you for all your life – the greatest souvenir of all.

We have ancient Standing Stones on our property and they one of the favoured places for viewing our Dark Skies.

Every Sunday during the summer there will be a basic one hour astronomy class suitable for tourists and locals. 
From July onwards an added Wednesday night class will happen.

The Office in Ballinskelligs will provide information about the reserve as well as local information. A few astronomy themed goods will be for sale as well as a selection of framed and unframed Dark-Sky photographs.