Ogham Art | Your Presence Written in the Past
Ogham Art | Your Presence Written in the Past
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Unique Irish Gifts Featuring the Ancient Alphabet of Ogham

Celebrate Your Celtic Heritage with Ogham




Art

Ogham Art

Custom

Ogham Custom & Personalized

Jewelry

Ogham Jewelry

Tattoos

Ogham Tattoo

Home Decor

Ogham Home Decor Coasters Flasks Slate Plaques

Bumper Stickers

Ogham Bumper Stickers Ireland Scotland Wales



What Is Ogham?

Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries.


Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.


Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.



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