Balbriggan CC Roseate Tern Nestbook Project

Balbriggan Community College students have built and provided nestboxes for the Roseate Tern on Rockabill since 1993.

This year is our 25th anniversary of supporting the internationally important conservation scheme.

Balbriggan CC has co-operated with Birdwatch Ireland and has produced over 1000 nestboxes for the project.

The huge increase in breeding numbers of Roseate from 189 pairs in 1989 to 1600 pairs in 2017 owes much of success to the nestbox provider.

Many past pupils of Balbriggan CC have been involved with the nestbox scheme organised by the Woodwork Department:

Mr. Harford 1993 -2001

Mr. Macken 2002 – 2010

Mr. Boylan 2010 – 2018

Balbriggan CC students have featured on RTE Radio 1 programme ‘Mooney goes wild’ and on rte TV programme ‘Nationwide’.

Shearwater Sea Kayaking sponsors nestbox materials. Well done to all involved.