The Rockabill Lighthouse

The company’s signature logo is a lighthouse which represents the Rockabill Lighthouse located five miles from the coast of the Skerries in North County Dublin, Ireland. This lighthouse is a beacon to guide sailors and their ships to a safe harbor. This synergy between the lighthouse and traveler is the same collaboration that the Rockabill Team has with each of their clients.

As seafarers know, waters can often be turbulent and challenging to navigate. The means to create or complete a successful real estate project can be equally difficult to traverse when wading through complex financing tools, government regulations, economic and political pathways. For real estate developments, Rockabill is the safe partner for clients to maneuver these by-ways.

The Rockabill lighthouse is formed of two rocky islets of granite one larger than the other, the islets are often called the cow and the calf from the following story:

There was a very famous cow called Glas Gablin belonging to the province of Ulster. No matter how large the vessel used to milk her, she could fill it immediately with rich creamy milk. She lived about the time that the De Dananns were in Ireland.

Balor of the Evil Eye, one of the De Danann Chiefs, was anxious to get this wonderful cow for himself. Now Balor had only one eye and that was in the middle of his forehead. When the giant was talking to anyone, he had to keep his eye covered. The eye was evil and had the power of turning to stone whatever was seen by it – animals, people and so on.

He and his servant went to the Mourne Mountains where Glas Gablin was grazing with her calf. He had the servant drive the cow and her calf to the province of Leinster – to Wicklow, where he had his stronghold. He told the servant to keep the calf in front all the times so that the cow would not look back and know that she was leaving the province of Ulster. The servant did as he was told, and everything went well until they crossed the River Boyne. The servant got careless and allowed the calf to walk behind the cow. Soon after, the cow missed the calf and she looked behind her to see where she had gone. Looking back, she saw the Mourne Mountains far away to the north and knew that she was very far from her native Ulster, so she gave a terrible scream the like of which was never heard before.

Balor heard the roar and he understood there was something wrong. When Balor turned to see what was wrong, he forgot to cover the eye and immediately the cow and calf were turned into stones. The two rocks stand today as Balor left them – the cow on the south side and the calf on the north side.