Only This Place.
Davagh Forest, Sperrin Mountains
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. An International Dark Sky Park, where astronomy meets archaeology.
Here's what our visitors have to say
"Couldn't rate this highly enough. Come at night when they do the light display. For someone who knows next to nothing about space the tour is fantastic. A real learning curve and the staff are amazing and very passionate about what they do!"
Leanne Byrne - 5 Star Google Review
"Friendly knowledgeable staff full of interesting facts and figures about our Galaxy and beyond. Great location. Walk on newly built board walk to visit the nearby Beaghmore stones (possibly one of Ireland's oldest observatories."
Michele McMullan - 5 Star Google Review
"An amazing place away from the city light pollutions. Staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. Extremely calm and quite place. I never could imagine stars and planets (Jupiter, Mars, Venus) etc can be seen this clearly."
Fazil Omer - 5 Star Google Review
"Brilliant place, fantastic for all ages. Whether you are just passing by, walking around the forest or going for a tour. Really recommend the solar walk and the tour inside. Really interesting and enjoyed it very much. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back soon."
Kristin Scott - 5 Star Google Review
"One of the best things to do in Ireland, North or South. Wonderful forest and bog walks, unspoilt scenery, and a fantastic dark sky centre with oodles of information for the amateur astronomer. A great tour by the ever enthusiastic Davy who is full of fascinating facts."
inferno dragon - 5 Star Google Review
"Fantastic guided tour for only £5 . Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Can't wait to go back in autumn to see the telescope in action. If your interested in the night sky, you should definitely visit. Highly recommended"
Darryl Worthington - 5 Star Google Review
"Fascinating information on the local Beaghmore Stone circles (Bronze age) and their possible link to Astronomy at the time. Lots of fun with the Virtual Reality headset at the end of the visit, taking virtual walks through space. A highly recommended visit."
George J. Watson - 5 Star Google Review
"Great day out. Guided tour was fantastic with lots of info about Davagh, Beaghmore Stone Circles, the galaxy and constellations and how they may be linked. Loved visiting Davagh Forest as a child and OM Dark Sky Park is an awesome addition."
Kevin O'Kane - 5 Star Google Review
"Fantastic place. Davy was a great guide, learnt a lot and the children loved it. Will be back in the winter months for the dark skies. Virtual goggles are a bonus."
Clare - Facebook Review
"With an unrivalled view of the night sky and superb vistas for photography, OM Dark Sky Park is an unmissable local treasure for the whole family to enjoy."
Adam Jeffers, Cookstown
"We should always be looking up at the night sky! There's no better place to reconnect with nature and our stellar origins than at OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory where the Universe takes to the stage."
Martin McKenna, Nightskyhunter
"This unique architectural design which blends in perfectly with the surrounding natural beauty of Davagh Forest will have a positive impact on each visitor inspiring them to connect with nature and the night sky."
Roisin McKenna, Maghera