Kinsale company creates Lusitania metal image overlooking the Old Head

Kinsale company creates Lusitania metal image overlooking the Old Head
A portrait of the RMS Lusitania donated by Kinsale metal fabrication company Graepels which is displayed at the Signal Tower at the Old Head of Kinsale.

The RMS Lusitania undertook its maiden voyage in 1907, sailing from Liverpool to New York. Tragically, during World War I, the magnificent ocean liner was torpedoed and sank 18km from the Old Head of Kinsale. 

Graepel Perforators & Weavers Ltd recently manufactured a striking picture of the ship using 34,513 different sized perforations in the metal to create the image.

The varying perforation dimensions added intricate shading and alternating densities to the project. The finished piece has been installed near the Signal Tower raised 700mm from the ground, allowing the sea to form a stunning backdrop for the image.

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