Welcome to the Corca Dhuibhne 3D website! Here you will find a selection of stone archaeological monuments, mostly situated on the Dingle Peninsula, rendered as 3D models constructed using the Structure from Motion technique.
The primary aim was to construct models of ogham stones not already prepared by that project (which was working, at the time, in conjunction with the Discovery Programme; this part of the project is now almost complete.
The work was carried out by volunteer citizen scientists, and has since been growing from strength to strength, targeting monuments from prehistory (rock art, for example) to more recent burial memorials.
The Dingle Peninsula has one of the greatest concentrations of surviving archaeological monuments in the country, as can be seen by a perusal of the area on http://webgis.archaeology.ie/historicenvironment/.
The current aim of the project is to record interesting carved stone monuments (ogham stones, rock art, cross slabs etc.) using this exciting technique which enables the objects to be viewed in 3D, through the use of basic digital photography, and which also sometimes provides the opportunity to see carvings not always easily noted by the naked eye.
The images taken are processed by specialist software that produces a 3D model, which can be viewed from any angle and with the light source projected from any direction. This allows marks and carvings, not always visible to the human eye under normal light, to be detected and analysed.
All completed models can be seen on this web site, along with some general information about the sites themselves.
Although many people and organisations have been involved with this project over the years, in its current format we have relied very much for technical support and advice from Gary Dempsey of Digital Heritage Age, and Nora White of the Ogham in 3D Project; Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne also provides support.
Please be patient with us as we improve our website
- RTÉ piece on Ogham
- Ogham in Corca Dhuibhne