Case Study


Dauntless Courage – A Lockdown Story

After some 35 years in the industry, it can be difficult to get excited about designing and printing a book but ‘Dauntless Courage’ was different for many reasons. The RNLI is an organisation we have had great respect for over many decades.

David Carroll, a son of the Harbour Master in Dunmore East from 1947 – 1969, was asked to write the history of the Dunmore East Lifeboat station. Having been brought up quite literally on the harbour, David had a unique insight into the Lifeboats at Dunmore East.

With assistance from crewman Brendan Dunne and the RNLI archives, along with permission to use many locally-owned images, ‘Dauntless Courage’, an absolutely beautiful 384-page case-bound, dust jacketed book with printed endpapers was produced by DVF Print & Graphic Solutions.

‘Dauntless Courage’ was designed and printed during lockdown. With all shops closed, and no idea of when they’d re-open, the committee had to find a way to sell the books. A subcommittee was established that built a website and started a social media campaign. It was hugely successful with well over €30,000 raised for the Lifeboats.

Dauntless Courage
"To say we are proud of this one would be a massive understatement. Our entire team considers it an honour and privilege to have been involved in this project"

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