Stargazing in South Kerry

Kerry’s Dark Sky Region

As if anyone needed another reason to visit Kerry, a region in the very south of the county has received recognition from the International Dark-Sky Association as a dark sky region. This means that South Kerry has some of the best and most uninhibited views of the night sky that Ireland has to offer.

The triangualar area stretches from Ballinskelligs to Caherdaniel to Droimid and it is now hoped that Kerry could become a popular destination on the astro-tourism map. Astro-tourism is a branch of tourism concerned with astronomy and the study of the night’s sky. Caherdaniel and Ballinskelligs are already very popular destinations on the Ring of Kerry so transport and accommodation needn’t be an issue. It is hoped that Ireland’s first planetarium will be built in South Kerry as a result.

If you would like to find out more about Kerry’s dark sky region check out –

And here’s a map of the area in question –