Groups with which the IAS is affiliated:

Astronomical Science Group of Ireland
British Astronomical Association
IFAS Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies

Irish sites:

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Birr Castle Co. Offaly
Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork City
DIAS - Dunsink Observatory
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium Greencastle, Co. Donegal
Irish Astronomy Trail
I-LOFAR Birr, Co Offaly
Centre for Astronomy (CfA) Galway City
QUB Astrophysics Research Centre Belfast
Schull Planetarium Co. Cork

Astronomy weekends:

Cosmos Co. Offaly (Midlands Astronomy Club)
Galway Astronomy Festival Galway City (Galway Astronomy Club)
Mayo Dark Sky Festival Newport, Co. Mayo
Skellig Star Party Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

Some useful observing sites:

A.A.V.S.O. Variable Star Observing
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
CVnet Cataclysmic Variable Network
Heavens Above Satellite (including ISS) Observing Predictions
NEMETODE Meteor Observing
SOHO satellite - recent solar images
Webb Deep-Sky Society
The Astronomer

Members (astro) sites:

DublinNightSky John Dolan
Variable Star Nights John O'Neill

Clubs/Associations/Societies around the Country:

Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society Ballyclare, Co. Antrim
Irish Astronomical Association Belfast
Cork Astronomy Club Cork City
Galway Astronomy Club Galway City
Limerick Astronomy Club Limerick City
Kerry Astronomy Club Tralee
Midlands Astronomy Club Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Equipment retailers:

Conn's Cameras Dublin
Ktec Telescopes Dublin
North Down Telescopes Bangor, Co. Down


European Physical Society
European Space Agency - Ireland
International Dark-Sky Association and its Irish Chapter