Framed Ogham Slate

This uniquely Irish plaque is handmade using the word of your choice.

Some meaningful examples include: Cairdeas (friendship), Buíochas (gratitude), Sonas (happiness), Sláinte (health), Eolas (knowledge), Beannacht (blessing), Creideamh (faith), Dóchas (hope), Gliondar (joy), Gáire (laughter), Ceol (music), Dílseacht (loyalty)A piece of Natural Slate is sandblasted with the word of your choice. The design is then hand-painted and the slate is finished with a stone sealant and beautifully framed.

Dimensions: 34cm x 44cm  approx.

Ogham is an Early Medieval alphabet inspired by Ogma, god of eloquence. It was used primarily to write the Old Irish  language and was carved and read from bottom to top. The earliest inscriptions date to about the 4txh century AD.The letters consist of one to five perpendicular or angled strokes, meeting or crossing a centre line. There are roughly 400 surviving Ogham inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain; the bulk of them are in the south of Ireland, in Counties Kerry, Cork and Waterford.