Rockabill is truly one of the most unique wildlife locations in Ireland, a place where nature rules and very few people will ever step foot. This film follows two wardens who spend the summer alone on the tiny lighthouse island to protect one of Europe’s rarest seabirds, the elegant Roseate Tern.
Rockabill, off the Dublin coast, is home to thousands of breeding seabirds, including more than half of the European population of the rare Roseate Tern. The birds’ success here is thanks to a conservation project that began 30 years ago. Two wardens spend each summer in the old lighthouse keepers’ quarters, entrusted by BirdWatch Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to monitor and protect the endangered seabirds.
This documentary, written and directed by Andrew Power, follows his experience with fellow-warden Brian Burke protecting the thousands of seabirds that make this island unique. The film has been selected for numerous international films festivals including the prestigious Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York and was awarded Best Environmental Film nearer to home at the Disappear Hear Film Festival.
Rockabill is free to all but we do encourage a voluntary contribution (suggested contribution €5).
Where your money goes
CrowCrag Productions are donating 50% of earnings to BirdWatch Ireland.
BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. The primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland. Every donation, however large or small, is important and will be used to help protect Ireland’s birds and biodiversity.
The Rockabill documentary was made by CrowCrag Productions as a passion project and not for monetary gain. However, we have successfully entered the documentary into numerous international film festivals from New York to Donegal. Your donation will help us cover some of the costs of entering these festivals which are key to spreading the word about this incredible conservation project, and helping us as a small, independent business to grow.
Support our documentary and BirdWatch Ireland by making a one-off gift from €1 to any amount of your choice. You can also support us by sharing this link and spreading the word about Rockabill to others. Thank you.