Health, love and happiness are recorded using Ogham writing in this lovely piece of framed wall art from Ireland.
Ogham is an ancient form of writing found on standing stones in Ireland, especially in the south west in Counties Kerry and Cork.
For the tenth day of our Twelve Days of Christmas Irish Gifts Giveaways, we have a gorgeous framed parchment and ink handmade art piece featuring Ogham symbols.
Once again I am teaming up with Aidan from Gifts of Ireland to bring you another Irish gift this Christmas.
And so, without further ado, let me show you our tenth lovely prize.
(A quick tip from Mom - Take a look at the video at the top or side of this post to see the prize in more detail.)
Day 10 Prize: Health, Love and Happiness Framed Ogham Wishes Wall Art
This gorgeaous parchment and ink art piece is framed and ready for hanging and is a wonderful way to share your pride in your Irish heritage.
Let's take a quick look at the words recorded on this art piece.
Sláinte is the Irish word for health and is pronounced 'slaw-in-cha'
When Irish people are toasting each other and having a little drink, they lift their glasses and say 'Sláinte.' They are toasting to each other's health.
Grá is the Irish word for love and is pronounced 'graw'.
Such a small little word, but it carries deep meaning, and loving sentiments.
Sonas is the Irish word for happiness, and is pronounced 'sun-as.'
Sonas is a powerful little word. It means happiness in Irish, but it depicts a deep sense of contentment. This little Irish word conveys happiness, prosperity and faith in your own good fortune.
There are many different word combinations available in these wonderful art pieces from Ogham wishes.
Ogham, which is pronounced 'ohm' is a form of writing that was often etched in stone or wood in Ireland and the British Isles. It dates back to the 4th century.
It consists of a long straight line with strokes marked across it. The angle, length and number of strokes determine the word or letter being written.
It is in fact a translatable cipher from our Celtic ancestors. The key is to know that it is read from the bottom up rather than from the top down.
These beautiful art pieces are the inspiration of Ethel Kelly, who created the Ogham Wish brand more than twenty years ago. She is based in County Roscommon where she creates beautiful artistic art work showcasing the ancient Ogham language.
Check Out Our Video Prize Reveal
At the top of this post I've shared a short video featuring this lovely prize.
I met with Aidan from Gifts of Ireland in Dublin, and we shot an information video together highlighting each prize for our giveaway series.
Why not check it out, and get to know us a little better, as we share the history of Ogham.
Plus I share another Irish Christmas blessing at the end of the video. We have a blessing for each day of our giveaways.
Today's blessing goes like this.
How To Purchase Gifts From Gifts of Ireland
Aidan stocks a wide selection of gifts from the Ogham Wishes.
You can purchase this lovely Ogham Art Piece through this link...
I hope you find something you love in this wonderful collection of Irish art.
How To Enter Our Giveaway
One reader will win a framed piece of Ogham word art from Ogham Wishes, featuring the Irish words "Sláinte, Grá, Sonas."
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.
You can write any comment. If you need inspiration why not let us know if you have ever seen an Ogham stone?
If you live in Canada or Ireland, then please answer the following question in your comment by typing A, B or C for the correct answer ...
Which is a form of old Irish writing?
A winning comment will be chosen randomly using the Pick Giveaway Winner WordPress plug-in.
Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our winner for mailing of the prize.
The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes’ entries here.
A big thank you to all who support this giveaway and share it with family and friends. Why not spread a little Irish Christmas cheer with those you love this year?
Any many thanks to the good folks at Gifts of Ireland for so generously sponsoring this prize, and all the prizes in our 12 Days of Christmas Irish Gift Giveaways.
Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Day 11 of our Irish Giveaways.
- May The Road Rise To Meet You Irish Blessing Plate Day Twelve Gift
- Irish Tweed Cap Day Eleven Prize
- Health, Love and Happiness Ogham Wishes Day Ten Gift
- Love, Loyalty and Friendship Irish Wall Art Day 9 Gift
- Celtic Pocket Watch By Mullingar Pewter Day 8 Gift
- Erin Knitwear Hat For Her Day Seven Gift
- Celtic Cross Silver Pendant Day Six Gift
- Donegal Tweed Scarf Day Five Christmas Gift
- Ireland Photo Frame Day Four Christmas Giveaway Prize
- Quiet Man Cottage - Day Three Prize For Christmas
- Day Two Of Our Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaways
- Day One Of Our Twelve Days Of Christmas Giveaways
Update - Winner Chosen
Our winner has been randomly chosen using the Pick Giveaway Winner Plug-in for WordPress.
And the lucky reader is ….
I’ll send an email to arrange mailing of her prize. A big thank you to everyone for supporting this giveaway by leaving comments. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every comment.
Thank you all for supporting our Irish American community.
Stay tuned for more stories and giveaways over the coming weeks and months.
Thanks for following my recipes and ramblings.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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