In May of 2014 a group of like minded Amateur Astronomers from Clubs around the country got together to hold the first Irish Open Star Party. The obvious choice of location was Europe’s only Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve, right here, in the South West of Ireland. From that simple idea grew the Skellig Star Party, and moving on from it’s 2014 success we have decided to make it an Annual event. There is plenty for all to do over the weekend as talks/workshops will take place on the Saturday afternoon followed by a table-quiz, as well as a BBQ on the Friday evening, Saturday morning/evening in aid of Barnardo’s. Exhausted, but absolutely over the moon (pun definitely intended) with how SSP 2015 went, the team are already busy organising for Skellig Star Party 2016. The 2016 dates have been set for August 26th and the schedule will be announced during the months leading up to SSP 2016.