Portugal with love

What a great place to come and complete the first edition of my Ogham children’s magazine. I feel blessed with this great opportunity and really relish this time in the sunshine. The 12 page magazine will be available at local farmers markets and shops in the middle of Oct 2022. The title of the magazine…

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Ogham alphabet and trees assigned to it

The Ogham alphabet is also called the ‘Celtic Tree Alphabet’ as each letter is assigned a tree or plant name and each tree has its own symbolism. A is for Ailm (pronounced ‘A-lum’) It is associated with Elm, Fir and Pine In Celtic Mythology, the Elm is related with death and the transition into the Underworld.…

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Law of attraction and Ogham stones

Do you believe in the law of attraction? Now, those who do believe would tell you: “Believe or not, it is there, like any other natural law (gravity e.g.) and you are attracting things in your life anyway, whether you’re aware of it or not. Ones you become aware of it, you will start choosing…

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According to Ogham calendar, October is a Month of Ivy, assigned with the “G“ Ogham letter

As I already wrote in one of my previous blogs, another name for the Ogham alphabet is the Celtic tree alphabet. The reason for this is because each Ogham letter is associated with a tree or plant. Although the Ogham alphabet relates to the AD, it is known that the Druids began to use a…

Kilmore Quay is the perfect location for finding the finest Ogham pebbles

It’s really amazing how wonderful and scenic Kilmore Quay is in late September – amazing enough to have both my swim suit and a warm jacket as the weather changes that much. In Kilmore Quay the quality of the granite pebbles is outstanding and the range of colours is fascinating. The purple, white and light…

Portugal with love

What a great place to come and complete the first edition of my Ogham children’s magazine. I feel blessed with this great opportunity and really relish this time in the sunshine. The 12 page magazine will be available at local farmers markets and shops in the middle of Oct 2022. The title of the magazine…

Ogham alphabet and trees assigned to it

The Ogham alphabet is also called the ‘Celtic Tree Alphabet’ as each letter is assigned a tree or plant name and each tree has its own symbolism. A is for Ailm (pronounced ‘A-lum’) It is associated with Elm, Fir and Pine In Celtic Mythology, the Elm is related with death and the transition into the Underworld.…

Artymaniac exhibits at the Killruddery Farmers Market in Co.Wicklow

As they say in the scouts “it ain’t training if its not raining” and it sure did rain on Saturday. Leaving the Irish weather aside many people did venture out and the market had many flurries of sales activity. The Killruddery estate and gardens are absolutely fantastic and provide a great day out for families…

Law of attraction and Ogham stones

Do you believe in the law of attraction? Now, those who do believe would tell you: “Believe or not, it is there, like any other natural law (gravity e.g.) and you are attracting things in your life anyway, whether you’re aware of it or not. Ones you become aware of it, you will start choosing…

10 Random facts about Ogham

Here are ten random facts about Ogham which you may not know. Another name for Ogham alphabet is Celtic tree alphabet as each letter is assigned a tree or plant name. The Original Ogham alphabet has 20 letters and 20 trees associated with it. Over 400 examples of Ogham stones and fragments of various shapes…

Artymaniac exhibits at Mountain View Market in Kilkenny

We received so many recommendation from fellow small business owners about Mountain View that we were so excited to get involved and exhibit. Mountain View is basically a small farm yard without houses and surrounding gardens with animals. The overall vibe and food aroma is intoxicating and gives the body an overall excitement of being…

Ogham plaque for 2022 Rose of Tralee Winner

Artymaniac would like to dedicate a lovely Ogham plaque / gift to the winner of this years Rose of Tralee. We have waited 2 years to bring the fantastic Irish festival to Ireland and we would be delighted if the winner accepted our Irish gift as a token of appreciation. The Ogham plaque is engraved…

August is a great month for Ogham gifts and history in Ireland

In county Mayo this month there is the annual heritage week to celebrate Irish history where Ogham stones and art takes centre stage. Also this week the famous artist John Hayes finished his wood tree carving of the felled tree in Ballyvourney, Co.Cork. The tree sculpture he carved depicts ancient legends about St Gobnait, the…