The ultimate aim of the Ogham in 3D project is to digitise and record in 3d as many as possible of the approximately four hundred surviving Ogham stones and to make the resulting 3D models freely available on this website as part of a multi-disciplinary archive of Ogham stones.
Acknowledgements The Ogham in 3D pilot project is supported by an expert Advisory Panel including Professor Werner Nahm (Director of the School of Theoretical Physics at DIAS), Professor Fergus Kelly (School of Celtic Studies at DIAS), Damian McManus (Professor of Early Irish at Trinity College Dublin and author of A Guide to Ogam) and Fionnbarr Moore (Senior Archaeologist at the National Monuments Service, responsible for the recording and preservation of Ogham stones).
Dr Nora White is the Principal Investigator on the project and Jean-Francois Bucas, IT Systems Administrator at DIAS, is responsible for the design and development of the website. Funding for the 2012-2015 phase, focusing on ogham stones in state care under the supervision of the National Monuments Service, was made available by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan. In October 2012 work began on this pilot project in collaboration with the Discovery Programme whose expertise in 3D capture and modelling has greatly benefited the project. Many of the earlier 3D models available on the Ogham in 3D website would not have been possible without the help of Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Dr Thierry Daubos and Sander Westerhout from the Protecting the Inscribed Stones of Ireland project in Galway.
We would like to thank the National Museum of Ireland who allowed us access to their collection of Ogham stones and permission to display the 3D models and photographs of the stones. We would also like to thank the various landowners across the country who gave us permission to access and scan those Ogham stones still on site. Finally, the assistance generously given to us by Dr Orla Murphy (Department of English, UCC) and Michelle Doran (Department of Early Irish, UCC) on the digitisation side of the project, and Kaaren Moffat (Department of Archaeology, UCC) on the archaeology side, is greatly appreciated.