A Guide to the Ogham Alphabet
Ogham is an ancient Irish alphabet where each letter is represented by a mark on a central line which dates back to the 4th century. This week I received an order for a very special Ogham commission here at Claddagh Design. Our customer was looking to create a set of Irish cufflinks with his future wife’s name engraved in Ogham. I emailed him the Ogham alphabet and explained how Ogham is written. Having done extensive research here at Claddagh Design on the ancient Ogham alphabet, we have decided to thought it would be useful to share this here with our blog post followers.
The alphabet above lists all symbols of Ogham with their corresponding letters.
Ogham writing works from the bottom to the top of the centre line, so if we wanted to write the name Tom in ogham it would be.
Each letter is associated with a tree or plant so below is the full meaning of each letter in the alphabet
We use Ogham in many of Our Jewelry Designs for example this Ogham pendant has been inscribed with the Irish word for My Love ‘A Stór‘.
Here are a pair of Ogham wedding rings that we made with the couples initials inscribed on the bands. The beauty about Ogham is that you can include the most personal message and think of it as your own secret code! If you are interested in having your own piece of Ogham jewelry made, get in touch to discuss your ideas for a personalized Ogham Custom Handmade piece.
Also see our Guide to Ogham Stones around Ireland for Irish locations where you can discover Ogham stones.
If you are interested in Ogham, we would love to hear your thoughts on this ancient language. Comment welcome below!
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