Ogham in 3D

A project to digitise ogham stones and their inscriptions (the earliest writing in Ireland and the earliest written Irish), making them freely available on a searchable, multidisciplinary website, including 3d models of the stones. The website is a work in progress with over a quarter (100) of the known ogham inscriptions now available. It is developing as a useful research tool for all areas of ogham research and education. Our aim is to continue to digitise the remaining stones in Ireland, as well as those across the water, primarily in Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall and the Isle of Man.



Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)
National Monuments Service
Discovery Programme

Project Team

Principal Investigator: Dr Nora White (DIAS)
3D surveyors: Rob Shaw and Gary Devlin (Discovery Programme)
Advisor: Fionnbarr Moore (National Monuments Service)
Website design and support: Jef Bucas (DIAS)


Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, through the National Monuments Service