For the last weekend in May 2022 I decided to do a sale outing to Kilarney, Co.Kerry in order to test out my new Ogham stone products and also to get feedback from tourists as to their feelings about my products.
Although nowdays everything is mostly online, same as our Ogham shop, I still realy enjoy these little excursions with a stand and interacting with people face to face. I always meet wonderful people and learn something about myself, Irish culture, bussiness, life…
During the weekend we also had time to visit an actual Ogham stone (Clogh Ogham) from Derynane – near Waterville which dates back to 500AD (main picture image). Ogham stones are usually inscribed with the names of prominent people , somethimes tribal affilation or geofraphical areas. The wording on the Ogham stone is not clear enough, so we can not tell what was inscribed, but some of ogham letters are still visible.
While in sales mode I was really delighted to interact with so many tourists from Germany, Italy, France, the UK and North America and hear their impressions about Ireland. The sales was a great success and also provided me with so much feedback to the “real” requirements from tourists in regards to Irish Gifts going forward, and a interesting trip in every single way.