Skelligs, Kerry Dark Sky Reserve


Stargazing to the sound of the ocean in pristine dark skies is as good as it gets and the lack of light pollution In the Kerry International Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve, means you see the star constellations and planets as they were seen by your  ancestors.

THE reserve is a public access area covering most of South Kerry and there is no fee and no constraints on access. You are free to stargaze at your leisure and do not need to hire a guide.


We do offer stargazing services for individuals or groups and you can send an enquiry for this service to us using our contact page. Stargazing experiences generally last about 90 minutes and are offerred subject to weather conditions. Fees are 25 Euro per person with a minimum charge of Euro 50, payable on the night.

 We also provide online guidance each month to enable hosts and visitors to become their own star gazing guide. Many thanks to John Flannery of the Irish Astronomical Society and Llŷn Iveragh Ecomuseums, Kerry County Council for their help.

The guidance will be via a Zoom meeting and the link is set up for recurring meetings so you only have to sign up once!

Accommodation providers who offer Stargazer friendly services are listed here