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Dating back to as far as the fourth century, Ogham is still very evident in the Irish culture today and can still be seen in various places all around the country.
We have selected some of the finest Ogham items for you to choose from, perfect for a gift or to show off your Irish heritage.
Ogham is an early medieval alphabet used to write the old Irish language. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Celtic Tree Alphabet’, based on the medieval tradition of ascribing names of trees to individual letters, each letter is in the form of strokes so, for example, the letter ‘A’ is a single, central stroke.
There are roughly 400 surviving Ogham inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and into parts of Britain, but the bulk remain in the south of Ireland, throughout the counties of Kerry, Cork and Waterford.
The unique aspect of Ogham framed prints, hand painted onto handmade paper in Ireland, is that they can spell out a word, such as love, in the ancient Irish script of Ogham, making them the perfect gifts for birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. For instance, we have an Ogham Hand painted Irish Writing Personalised Wedding Gift, which can be personalised to depict the couple’s first names in Ogham script. For new babies and children, we have the Ogham Baby Name and Photo Hand Painted Ancient Irish Writing.