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The Fomor Chess Set is inspired from a time in Ireland when feuding was a way of life and the Fomor ruled the land.

The Formor were a rag-taggle bunch of warriors scavenging what weaponry they could. The Pawns use a small axe and dagger, the Knight uses a large axe and shield, while the King has a dagger and what spells he can conjure!

Brand: O'Gowna Studios

Material: Ceramic

Made in: Dublin

Full Gift Description

The Fomor Chess Set is a very special gift from Ireland for the more sophisticated collector to treasure. If you are looking for Celtic Chess Sets you have just found a gem.

Chess board included, measures 38 x 38 cm. Pieces range 6 cm-8 cm.

The Fomor Chess Set pieces are hand cast by O’Gowna Studios in the natural limestone colour, which is white. O’Gowna then uses their own antique patina colours to highlight the details of the pieces on either side, making one side a blue grey stone colour and the other a more sandstone colour

As this craft is handmade there may be visual variations, however, the same high quality of craftsmanship will apply to all sets.

Fomor Chess

Through the mists of time comes the Fomor chess set. In a time when feuding was a way of life the Fomer ruled the land. They were a highly organised Celtic race having risen from the earth they were at one with it. They were known for their ability to reap the greatest reward from the land and were on a constant quest for more land. This lead them into many battles between themselves and others using what weaponry they could muster they took to the field.

The pawns using a small dagger and axe lead the advance while the knights with their large axe and shield kept the rear guard, the bishops or druids in league with the animals used their incantations to protect the warriors, the King and Queen drawing power from the earth used herbs and potions to strengthen them for battle and heal their wounds using a dagger and what spells he can conjure and the knight using a large axe and shield.

This Irish chess set is ideal for:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Gifts
  • Anniversary Gifts (the gift for a 9th wedding anniversary is traditionally pottery)
  • Birthday Gifts
  • Christmas Gifts
  • Father’s Day Gifts
  • Mother’s Day Gifts
  • New Home Gifts
  • Retirement Gifts
  • Wedding Gifts


Unique gifts, Celtic chess sets, handmade in Dublin, Ireland.

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Delivery Cost:
Express tracked post within Ireland (32 counties) for orders under €70 = €5.00
Express tracked post within Ireland (32 counties) for orders over €70 = FREE SHIPPING
Express tracked post to U.K. = €8.00
Express tracked post to Rest of the World = cost varies and is based on weight and size of packaged order, customers can view this cost in the cart and in checkout


2 reviews for Fomor Chess Set

  1. Ken Eustace (verified owner)

    Very helpful and professional.I’d have no hesitation in recommending

  2. Paul, Spain (verified owner)

    Thanks. I am very pleased with the whole process. From ordering, postage and tracking and customer service. An excellent and very professional service.

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