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
NUI Galway Centre for Astronomy Galway City
QUB Astrophysics Research Centre Belfast
Schull Planetarium Co. Cork

Astronomy weekends:

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
Skysketcher Deirdre Kelleghan
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
Kerry Astronomy Club Tralee

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