Hello Friends of Dark Sky Ireland,

We hope you can join us at the Vertigo Suite in Cork County Hall on Monday morning May 13th for an EcCoWell event addressing the benefits of greater ‘Dark Sky’ awareness and the challenges of Light Pollution. http://www.darksky.ie/bright-planning-for-the-urban-environment-the-dark-side-of-illumination/

Attendance is free, and as there are limited places available we ask you to please register here 

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EcCoWell is a ‘Learning by Doing’ framework that integrates strategies across ecology & economy (Ec), community & culture (Co) well-being & lifelong learning (WeLL).

Light Pollution has impact across all of these pillars and, as many of you are aware, Ireland currently has no policy concerning this serious issue.

This is your chance to get involved and have your voice heard.

We welcome representatives from Brecon Beacons a successful International Dark Sky Reserve just outside of Swansea, Cork sister city, to learn from their best practice.

Georgia McMillan, leading advocate with Friends of Mayo Dark Skies will join other speakers including Duncan Stewart of EcoEye; Ken Bond from Cork Nature Network and Dr Niall Smith, Head of CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory.

BCO Music Patron, the ever popular Jack Lukeman will close the event with his rendition of Starman set against a video montage of Dark Sky Ireland.

This EcCoWell Dark Sky Ireland event is set to be informative, engaging and empowering.

We urge you to attend and join the movement to help protect our night skies for present and future generations.

Further information such as policy and resources can be found here under ‘resources’ and ‘toolkits for change’.

Warm regards

Clair McSweeney, Centre Manager
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland