Oxford Island Nature Reserve

Oxford Island Nature Reserve

Derrymacash, Craigavon, County Armagh, BT66 6NJ

Located on the South-East shores of Lough Neagh the Oxford Island Nature Reserve has been recognised for its dark skies by the International Dark Sky Association as a Dark Sky Discovery Site.  Note that whilst this site is open access to pedestrians at all times the gates are locked to vehicles overnight.  This venue hosts occasional public stargazing events.


Oxford Island Nature Reserve is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 23/05/24

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  • 24/05/24

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  • 24/05/24

    10° 15%

Weather forecast for Lurgan (2.5 miles away) updated 23/05/24 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Junior AstronOMy Club

    Sunday 26th May 2024 from 13:00pm to 14:00pm

    OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory, Cookstown, BT79 8JH (26.7 miles away)

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  • AstronOMy Club at OM Dark Sky Observatory

    Friday 31st May 2024 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

    OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory, Cookstown, BT79 8JH (26.7 miles away)

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  • AstronOMy Club at OM Dark Sky Observatory

    Friday 28th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

    OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory, Cookstown, BT79 8JH (26.7 miles away)

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  • Junior AstronOMy Club

    Sunday 30th June 2024 from 13:00pm to 14:00pm

    OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory, Cookstown, BT79 8JH (26.7 miles away)

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  • AstronOMy Club at OM Dark Sky Observatory

    Friday 26th July 2024 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

    OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory, Cookstown, BT79 8JH (26.7 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Manor View Bed & Breakfast – Cookstown

    Cookstown, Kildress, County Tyrone, BT80 9RS (20.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Sperrinview Glamping

    71 Blackrock Road, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT80 9PA (26.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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