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The Offaly Grand Canal Greenway stretches from Edenderry in the east to Shannon Harbour in the west of the county. Under continuous development, this amenity offers walkers and cyclists a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an abundance of historical sites and rural tranquility.


The Brief: 

Offaly County Council engaged Graphic Index to design an information sign which maps the route of the greenway and features a selection of landmarks along the way. We also had to design a logo and brand style for the project.

What We Did: 

The design of the logo signifies rippling water and is also a nod to ancient Celtic art. The colours we chose are based on the Offaly county colours and are also colours that you may find from the natural palette of the canal bank walk.

After close consultation with the council, we set to work on creating a map that would be accurate and visually informative. To promote Offaly’s heritage along the route, we created illustrations of various historical sites and landmarks to use as part of the map’s legend. These illustrations have an authentic hand-drawn style which fits in nicely with the theme of local heritage. The map is perfectly to scale, and presents the information in an accessible manner.

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