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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

  • 17/08/22

    16° 5%
  • 17/08/22

    15° 6%
  • 18/08/22

    15° 7%
  • 18/08/22

    14° 22%

Weather forecast for Lurgan (2.5 miles away) updated 17/08/22 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society lecture meeting

    Monday 5th September 2022 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Ballyclare High School, Ballyclare, BT39 9HJ (23.8 miles away)

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  • Stars and Stones Experience – Winter 2022

    Saturday 1st October 2022 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society lecture meeting

    Monday 3rd October 2022 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

    Ballyclare High School, Ballyclare, BT39 9HJ (23.8 miles away)

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  • Stars and Stones Experience – Winter 2022

    Saturday 8th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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  • Stars and Stones Experience – Winter 2022

    Saturday 15th October 2022 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • 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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