The Ancient Ogham Alphabet - Write Your Own!
Dating back from the 4th to the 6th century AD, the ancient Ogham Script is also known as the Celtic Tree Alphabet. Traditionally used to write Primitive and Old Irish, Ogham is the earliest known form of Gaelic.
Inscriptions were written on standing stones and wood featuring people’s names. It is believed that they were used to mark ownership, territories and graves.
With 25 letters in total, Ogham is inscribed around the edges of rocks and stones running from bottom to top and left to right. In manuscripts it is read horizontally and left to right.
Nowadays, there are around 400 surviving inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and also several in western Britain left by Irish settlers.
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A Guide To Writing Ogham