A sensitively crafted profile of a small tidal Irish island
Omey Island is a small tidal island off the West coast of Ireland with a fascinating history and heritage. The only road to the island is intermittently flooded by the tide whenever it rises, then as it falls the path to Omey is cleared again. This may happen twice a day. There are no longer any residents living on Omey but there were once a thriving community here with a school, a church and a rich culture of their own. Our response when designing this book was to sensitively document this history and culture while also alluding to the rhythmic and constant movements of the tide within the layout.
My role in this project was as designer. I helped set the styles, grid, and layout, archive and sort through all our collected pieces of content and donated family images. I worked on the typesetting of the document and final layout.