Opened in April 2020, the visitor centre in Davagh Forest offers easy access to nearby mountain bike trail routes and forest walks by day and exploration of the stunning dark skies by night. In addition, the centre is home to an observatory equipped with a large 14″ aperture telescope perfect for observing the Universe above!
Location events organiser
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory organises events at this location
Please contact OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Weather forecast for Slieveavaddy (3.8 miles away) updated 06/12/23 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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