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Green Space Dark Skies is an exciting creative event happening just beside Shimna on Saturday September 24th. Older students and parents can sign up as Lumenators to become part of a unique gathering on Slieve Donard.

The finale at Slieve Donard is one of four events taking place at the UKs highest mountains – Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).


The gathering will be just below the summit of Slieve Donard at the saddle. With the support of a team of mountaineer safety professionals and movement captains, Lumenators will carry a specially designed low impact Geolight, walking in a series of sequences to create patterns in the landscape at dusk and in darkness.


The best way to understand what it’s all about is to go to the website where you can read exactly what’s involved and sign up: https://greenspacedarkskies.uk/.../slieve-donard-the.../


You can also follow them on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenSpaceDS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/GreenSpaceDarkSkies Facebook: Green Space Dark Skies YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8bGHbMn65BV9Mf5-pCiD3w


This is a whole day event with up to 500 people expected. Young people age 14 -18 are invited along with a parent or guardian. Sadly due to the event taking part partly in darkness and in mountainous terrain under 14s are not . Everyone must be fit and prepared to climb from Donard Park up to the saddle below the summit of Donard, and back down again, which will take approximately 4 hours.

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