Star Niamh Cusack briefly got with the Irish Navy to provide a professional reading of a considerable poem onboard the L.É.
JAMES JOYCE while together with Dun Laoghaire port. Her nuanced, well balanced and also understanding delivery of the job, tape-recorded by the Defence Forces Sound Visual Area, can be watched at the adhering to link.
For this stage of the Naval Service’s 75th Wedding anniversary year, a rhyme sent by an offering participant of the Navy was selected by Naval Head office to note the event. The poem is qualified’ STATIO BENE FIDA CARINIS ‘( Latin for ‘An Area A Lot Of Suitable For Ships’). It imagines the Navy’s fleet circumnavigating Ireland from its Base in Cork Harbour, discussing Irish maritime historical and also mythological occasions en route. The poem makes the factor that Ireland’s maritime practice covers the centuries.
NCAD grad and Musician Eve Parnell was commissioned to design and also produce a restricted version print-run of the poem. (photos affixed) Eve’s style evokes the mythological and historical maritime connections recommended by the rhyme in a crisp modern rendition, styled after very early 20th Century Celtic Revival-inspired lacework patterns which recall wave action, time and also tide. The poem’s text and the overlapping patterns are framed by a silver foil roll-of-honour around the page boundary, noting all the Navy’s devoted ships of the last 75 years.
Duplicates of the poem featured in the film may be asked for from [e-mail protected]
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