Our new website and logo

 

 

Design by Tomás Tuipéar 2011

 

Over the past four and a half years our group has grown and its ambitions have become more focussed and business like.  We were served well by our first web site, generously set up in 2008 and hosted entirely voluntarily by a new member at the time, Denis Croombs.  It built our Internet profile to the point where we were getting 700 page hits a day.

Launch of website January 2008 Photo: Denis Boyle

 

 

 

 

Brigid Madden similarly generously created and donated our attractive and colourful first logo.  Its sunny profile helped enormously to establish our identity in the town. To these ‘pioneers’ in our start-up we are very grateful.

 

 

 

The old logo as displayed on our banner.

However, now are goals are larger, we need a different image that promotes us as having a more professional edge.  We were delighted when Dena O’Donovan (of iconic O’Donovan’s Hotel) approached us about her family’s wish to donate a logo, designed by local master-craftsman Tomás Tuipéar, to Sustainable Clonakilty.  It was a pleasure working with Tomás to achieve a logo that is in keeping with traditional streetscapes and his signage in the town, yet projects our forward looking vision of future energy supplies coming from the sun, wind, water and land. Or, as our 2010 Renewable Energy Roadmap Study concludes, most likely the technologies of biomass, wind and sun, at the present time.

Cork County Council through its Local Agenda 21 funding sponsored the technical aspects of this new web site, created in collaboration with the Sustainable Clonakilty Board by Barry O’Mahony of Dogfish Design.  We hope that you enjoy it and will visit it often.

So, a big and very hearty thank you goes out to the O’Donovan Family, Tomás, the Cork County Council Local Agenda 21 Fund and Barry for a fresh and energetic new public face that is more representative of Sustainable Clonakilty.  One that will help drive us all forward to meeting our challenges by 2020.

A Postcard from Clonakilty

A short video highlighting the attractions of the area and O’Donovan’s Hotel.