BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED (Limited admission on the gate)

September 9th 2023

Don’t miss Star-B-Q 2024 Pre-book your ticket now below HERE!

Or call us on 086 06 46 555


Come along to Star-B-Q to use some of Ireland’s most powerful telescopes to view Saturn, Jupiter and the wonders of the Universe


5:00pm – Gates open. Food served from 5:30pm — 8pm

5:50pm – Rocket Launch — Irish Rocketry Society

6:00pm – Introduction and Welcome – by David Moore (AI Founder)

6:05pm Digital Camera Astrophotography’– Anthony Lynch Photography

7:00pm – ‘Drone Astronomy’ Youtube Star/ our class Tutor John Campbell

8:00pm –  ‘The Universe’ – David Moore, Astronomy Ireland

8:30pm – Telescope Viewing. Saturn, Jupiter, then wonders of the Universe

11:00pm – Formal viewing ends.Some telescopes stay until midnight or later

Barbecue will be served from 5:30pm until 8pm. You can get your food throughout the night. Once ticket used it is invalid.

Star-B-Q: “The Movie”
A film by Anthony Murphy 2008
A great little fast-paced movie. Highly recommended (only 4 minutes)

Video of 2022 Star-B-Q Trevor Quinn Photography

Book your tickets now and share the fun with all your friends!”



Call us on 086 06 46 555 for bookings over the phone or email us at for any queries.

PLEASE NOTE: Star-B-Q is mainly a standing event. There will be a few hundred seats for those who wish to sit for the 20 – 30 minute talks.

Please Note: We do not post out tickets. Please bring along your confirmation with you on the night as your E-Ticket.


What happens if the sky's aren't clear?
Star-B-Q 2023 goes ahead regardless of weather on Saturday 09th September 2023. If the sky is overcast on the night, a separate, telescope-only event will be organized for the following weekend (when a clear sky is forecast)
This way we can GUARANTEE you a view of the wonders of the universe! So keep the following weekend(s) free to be certain of a view of the universe that very few people in the world will ever get.
There is no way we are going to let the Irish weather deny you a view of the wonders of the universe and we have always given Star-B-Qers the views we promised every year since 1992, so YOU WILL see the Wonders of the Universe – WE GUARANTEE IT!
The night is packed full of events to ensure that everyone has a great time, and we even have a number of backup talks and presentations planned in case the weather stops us seeing the sky.

Can I bring my dog ?
No unfortunately we only allow assistance dogs.

Can i get a refund if i decide not to show?
Tickets are non refundable.
Who is Star-B-Q for? 
Everybody! No knowledge of science or astronomy is required to attend the event.
It is ideal for beginners, family, budding astronomers and scientists alike! 

When will I receive my ticket? 
There are no tickets! You should receive a confirmation email after you book and this is what we will look for.

What time does it start?
Gates open 5pm and the event itself starts at 6pm.
Is it wheelchair accessible? and are most of the activities conducted indoors or outdoors?
Yes weather permitting. There is a grassy ramp up to the pitch which is suitable for wheelchair use, however, last year it had rained so heavily in the days leading up to the event that it was very muddy. We had one participant in a wheelchair but he was happy enough on the day despite the muddy wheels. Our activities on the day will include both indoor and outdoor activities.
If you plan to book please let us know so we can keep a parking space for you as there are no clearly defined spaces for disabled parking. 
Also, please note that we have a reduced rate for carers who come to assist.  The carers rate is €25. This discount is to recognise the hard work carers do and their commitment to their duties.
Where is it?
Its in the GAA grounds, which are located just a couple of hundred metres outside Roundwood village on the R755.
Eircode A98V2W5

Can I get public transport? 
St. Kevin’s Bus service goes from opposite the Mansion House on Dawson St. to Roundwood. Fares and times are listed on their website.

Can we camp?
Not on the GAA grounds but we recommend Wicklow Way Camping or Tel.(01) 908 1226
Alternatively there are a number of B&Bs in the area.