Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve
|Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve|
|Tearmann Chiarraí na Spéire Dorcha|
Logo of the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve
Map of the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve
|Location||County Kerry, Ireland|
|Area||700 km2 (270 sq mi)|
|Governing body||International Dark-Sky Association|
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The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve (KIDSR; Irish: Tearmann Chiarraí na Spéire Dorcha) is a dark-sky preserve in County Kerry, Ireland. It was designated Ireland's first International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve was awarded the Gold Tier Award on January 27, 2014, by the IDA. It was the first Gold Tier Reserve in the northern hemisphere, and is one of only four Gold Tier Dark-Sky Reserves in the world.
The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve is approximately 700 square kilometres (172,974 acres; 270 sq mi) in size and covers nine regions.
- Valentia Island
- The Glen
The Kerry Dark-Sky Group was created in 2013 after several out-reach meetings with local community groups in the Reserve at the request of attendees to the gatherings. The purpose of the Kerry Dark-Sky Group is to promote astro-tourism in the Reserve via community projects, local outreach, and events.
The Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve application was put together by IDA members Julie Ormonde and Michael Sheehan. The project manager of the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve is Julie Ormonde and the assistant manager is Michael Sheehan.
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- Official website
- Sky’s the limit for Kerry’s astro-tourism