Ogham stones are a fascinating and significant part of Ireland’s history and heritage. They offer a unique window into the past and continue to inspire people today with their uniqueness and symbolism.
So, what exactly are Ogham stone carvings? Put simply, they’re ancient stone inscriptions that use a series of notches or lines to represent letters in the early Irish language known as Ogham. The inscriptions were typically carved onto standing stones or other large stones, and they date back to the 4th to 6th centuries AD.
Ogham stone carvings have a rich history that’s closely tied to Ireland’s ancient past. They were used as a form of communication and record-keeping. The inscriptions were often used to mark the boundaries of territories or to commemorate important events, such as battles or the deaths of important figures.
Today, Ogham stones continue to be an important part of Irish culture and history. Many of the stones that have survived for centuries can still be found in various parts of Ireland, and they offer a glimpse into the country’s ancient past. They’re also frequently used as decorative elements in modern Ireland, and they continue to be an important part of the country’s artistic and cultural heritage.
If you’re interested in learning more about Ogham stones and Ogham script, there are plenty of resources available on this page. Also, you can check on my Instagram profile ogham_giftshop and follow my Ogham journey there. Don’t forget that we primarily make small versions of Ogham stones with special and symbolic meaning, so if you are looking for a unique and handmade gift, visit our Ogham gift shop at www.artymaniac.ie