Commemorative book design to celebrate Gorey, County Wexford,
turning 400 years: GOREY 400, ‘A Celebration of Gorey over 400 years”

Design of this book to include concept, development,
layout, collation of images, chapter layout, colour scheme; printer selection,
paper choice, finishes, binding.

About this project

Gorey town was due to celebrate a very special anniversary – 400 years since the town’s charter in 1620.

It was a very proud year for the town and important to produce a book that would be accessible to all types of readers, from school children to avid historians.

It would also need to have a high quality, durable, luxury feel in order to entice people to delve inside and keep this book to pass on through the generations.

This project requires working closely with the editor to draw the wide and varied elements of this book together, while keeping to the initial vision.

A project like this can be challenging with so many contributors involved. My role was to help unify the elements for this beautiful book.

What the client said:


“We have used the services of Mary Fleming Design on a number of publications and publicity material connected with local community projects. Mary has always been quick to understand our particular requirements and has provided clear and sensible advice giving a number of creative options within the budget available. The finished design has been consistently to a high standard and allowed us to communicate our message in an accessible and stylish manner.
Peter O’Connor

Book Launch

The launch of the GOREY 400 book is planned for 2022, having been postponed due to Covid.