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"Mountains to the Sea" flag design concept by Andrew Gerard Ball with project
artwork and graphics by Frank Lee Cooper - May 2013.
The flag design is taken from the County motto "Ó Chuan go Sliabh" which has been loosely translated as "from the Mountains to the Sea" and depicts a stylised mountain by the sea with the shamrock taken from the 1994 coat-of-arms of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
The design brief was that the flag should be "significant, distinctive and contemporary" and be "easily recognisable and identifiable" when flying is a high wind or not.
The design concept by Australian born and long-time Dún Laoghaire resident, Andrew Gerard Ball, was based on the current logo of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and with the shamrock taken from the coat-of-arms of the County Council joining the traditional heraldic design with the modern logo. The addition of the shamrock (or trefoil) from the coat-of-arms provides the design with a major signifier of 'Ireland' and of Irish heritage, the flag is a beautiful modern and distinctive representation of entire County of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown - from the Mountains to the Sea.
Frank Lee Cooper from Dún Laoghaire provided the professional artwork and graphics for the project which brought the original design concept vividly to life as shown in the attached photographs.
The flag was crafted in cloth by the bespoke Dublin flag-makers, O'Regan's of Pearse Street, and was presented by An Tánaiste (Irish Deputy Prime Minister), Éamon Gilmore, TD, to Special Guest, Mr. Graham Bartram, FFI, MGSI, of The Flag Institute in the UK, to mark the opening ceremony for Bratacha 2013 - Festival of Flags & Emblems at the unveiling of "Europe in Bloom" in Cabinteely Park on Thursday May 9th 2013.
Michael Merrigan, 23 May 2013
image provided by Michael Merrigan
Hon. Secretary, Genealogical Society of Ireland, 6 June 2005