School of Celtic Studies – new Ogham in 3D records available October 2014
Field work on the Ogham in 3D project has been completed for 2014 and there are now several newly digitised ogham sites, stones and inscriptions available on the Ogham in 3D website. As this is a work in progress, further information on each record is likely to be added in the future.
The project, which is based in the School of Celtic Studies at DIAS, is carrying out 3D laser-scanning and digitisation of Ogham stones throughout Ireland thus allowing for 3D models of the stones to be viewed on the website as part of a multi-disciplinary, searchable archive of Ogham. Funding for the current phase of the project, focusing on Ogham stones in state care under the supervision of the National Monuments Service, has been made available by the Department for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. In October 2012 work began on this pilot project in collaboration with the Discovery Programme, experts in 3D capture and modelling. To date approximately 87 Ogham stones have been scanned and digitised from various locations as well as many from the National Museum of Ireland‘s collection.
The Ogham in 3D project website was launched by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, on 8th May 2013 and the website is located at http://ogham.celt.dias.ie.