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The Darkest part of Ireland is down here in South Kerry

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It's nice to be able to boast about something but the skies down here in this part of the World is really DARK. Our newly set up South Kerry Astronomy & Cosmology Group has a number of fantastic spots down here if any of you astronomer's/ astro-photographers want to visit.

The camping site where we are set to do our star viewing in Caherciveen has won many awards, and we have access of a lovely cosy sitting room attached to the site for a cuppa, chat or Lecture afterwards or before the viewing.
You guy's and girls just have to come down here.:kiss:
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grand : cheer: I'm taking that as an open invitation, we'll have a talk about it in our next meeting and see who's seriously interested!!
I spent the August bank holiday in west kerry, so yea, I'm game for this.!
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Sounds like an ideal place to have a weekends observing. I'd certainly be interested.

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As I've said..
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Wishing you all every success Julie with the new club in Kerry. You are so right about the skies being dark, dark, dark.

Similarly, I remember one time being in West Cork and thought a glow on the horizon was lights from a nearby town. When someone said there was nothing in that direction I realised it was the zodiacal light -- it was that bright!!!

Hope to get down that way some time as I'd also like to visit a few of the islands along the peninsulas again.

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Looking forward to your visit...let me know in good time tho so i can organise something
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See the invite above.
Better to wait until there has been a few days of heavy winds down here, they would blow the scalp from your head, but when they blow over the skies are so clear and well worth all the trouble of picking up all the debris around the garden:laugh:
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The Chinese Lanterns are taking off in a big way down here at the moment...looks like we are been invaded at times:woohoo:
They really look beautiful, and because we have just started up as a new group and the Lanterns seem to coincide with this, everyone thinks we are behind it somehow.
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