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Ogham Art Bamboo Coasters Celtic Gift
Ogham Art Bamboo Coasters Celtic Gift
Ogham Art Bamboo Coasters Celtic Gift

Ogham Bamboo Coasters (Set of 4)

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A set of four bamboo coasters featuring the meaningful sentiments of Happiness (Sonas), Health (Sláinte), Love (Grá) and Welcome (Fáilte). Packaged in their own holder, each 4" x 4" coaster presents the word in English, Irish and Ogham.  

Packaged in a white chipboard box, each set is accompanied by an insert explaining the Ogham alphabet and its history.

 

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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. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.

Ogham Alphabet

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.
Ogham Stone Kilmalkedar Dingle County Kerry