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How Dark is your Sky? CSO examine artificial lighting

According to a study by the central statistics office Dublin has artificial light emissions close to seven times higher than any other county. This is based on a study of satellite data over a 5 year period.

  • Ireland has lower artificial light emissions than other European countries such as the UK, Portugal and the Netherlands
  • Irish cities have lower light emissions than international counterparts such as London and Paris
  • Dublin county has much higher light emissions than any other county
  • Dublin’s Pembroke South Dock and the North Inner City have high light emissions
  • South and West Kerry and West Mayo have very low light emissions

Press Statement: https://www.cso.ie/en/csolatestnews/pressreleases/2020pressreleases/ealsi/

Promoting and preserving Ireland's Dark Skies