Dark Sky Tourism FREE WEBINAR with Fáilte Ireland and astrotourism specialists
International Dark Sky Week, which takes place from 5 - 12 April is, as its name suggests, a global affair, organised annually by the International Dark Sky Association. On this global stage, Ireland is playing a leading role, particularly in County Mayo, home of Mayo Dark Sky Park. Dark Sky Tourism is one of the many benefits the dark sky park can bring to a rural area. Just this week the Government of Ireland launched “Our Rural Future” - Rural Policy Development Policy 2021-2025. This document recognises the need for a national Dark Sky strategy to encourage tourism recovery in rural areas with an action to: “Develop a new Dark Skies Strategy, with a focus on the opportunities this unique blend of tourism and science can create for rural communities.” The time is now to explore the potential of dark sky tourism and we have invited world class speakers to join us for a free webinar on 9th April as part of International Dark Sky Week. With an international panel of Expert Speakers, this webinar aims to inform and inspire local businesses about the potential of Dark Sky Tourism for local hospitality businesses.