Celtic Stencil Design H–“Where You Stretch Toward the Sea”

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“…Where You Stretch Toward the Sea…”


Celtic Stencil by Co Spinhoven on Granite Bay Graphic Design

A Shionann Bhriain Bhóroimhe,

iongnadh is méad do gháire,

mar sguire do ghlóraighe

ag dol siar isin sáile.

Gluaise láimh ré Bóroimhe,

téighe láimh ré Ceann Choradh,

ag moladh Mheic mhórMhuire,

go bráth bráth is binn t’fhoghar.

An port asa dtéighisi,

ó shliabh Iarainn ‘ga neimhcheilt;

lór a luaithe téighisi

tré Loch Ribh, tré Loch nDeirgdheirc.


Oh, Shannon of Brian of Boroma,

very wonderful, {with} your laugh’s greatness,

how you cease from noisy mirth

where you stretch toward the sea in comfort.

You go to touch on Boroma;

you reach to finger Kincora;

at the recommendation of the Son of great Mary

you are tuneful of sound till eternity.

The place where you go

you do not hide—from Slieve Anierin

you go quickly enough

through Loch Ree, through Loch Derg.

Stencils are rendered by Dutch artist Co Sinhoven and are his modern interpretation of “The Book of Kells.” All of this artwork is in the public domain. Learn more about the artist here.