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Discovery-Guelos

The ultimate website for shopping, travel, hotels, life and leisure all everything under one web-roof.

 

The Discovery-Guelos promotes travel holidays to Philippines, showcasing the more than 7000 islands and the respective products, festivals, local feature stories and island escapades. Navigate through the Discovery-Guelos webshops and finding what is best for you through the wide global range of brands and multitude of product choices.  Shop online  from  marketplace of Philippine products like handicrafts, bookings for your travel and holidays worldwide, for you to purchase global items through the recommended and reliable e-commerce shops around the world all under one web-roof - the Discovery-Guelos, a personal  touch of greener environment to everyone. 

The Discovery-Guelos showcase as well the "Emerald Isle" - Ireland. Be amazed the scenic landscape of Ireland and discover more about what Ireland can offer. You will be directed by Discovery-Guelos about travelling to Ireland, where to go, what to do  and all information about Ireland. Shop through our recommended Irish, European and global shops where you will be spoiled with choices all about what you can keep about Ireland. And the best part, your night will not be complete without going to our best pubs, the best pubs of the world.

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Philippines

Philippines is an archipelago with more than 7000 islands. It is a very scenic and beautiful country.  Every places, islands and islets showcase their very own plethora of colours, traditions, foods, festivities and the people's contagious smiles. In this website, I will let you discover the scenic Philippines, roam around at your fingertips and will let you get up and see for yourself.

Ireland

Ireland (The Republic of) is the second-largest island of the British Isles lies west of Great Britain. About four-fifths of the area of Ireland is the national territory of the Republic of Ireland, the remaining one-fifth in the northeast of the island belongs to Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, with an area of 70,273 km². The Republic of Ireland has a population of almost 5 million people (in 2020), the capital and largest city is Dublin. Spoken languages are Irish (official) and English. Ireland, often referred to as the “Emerald Isle,” due to the vast greenery throughout the island. Most of the Irish countryside is dotted with farms and national parks, while the landscape in almost every county is dominated by some of the greenest hills anywhere in the world,  

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The Book of Kells - Trinity College Dublin

15 July 2023

The Book of Kells (c. 800 CE) is an illuminated manuscript of the four gospels of the Christian New Testament, currently housed at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. The work is the most famous of the medieval illuminated manuscripts for the intricacy, detail, and majesty of the illustrations. It is thought the book was created as a showpiece for the altar, not for daily use, because more attention was obviously given to the artwork than the text. The beauty of the lettering, portraits of the evangelists, and other images, often framed by intricate Celtic knotwork motifs, has been praised by writers through the centuries. Scholar Thomas Cahill notes that, “as late as the twelfth century, Geraldus Cambrensis was forced to conclude that the Book of Kells was “the work of an angel, not of a man” owing to its majestic illustrations and that, in the present day, the letters illustrating the Chi-Rho (the monogram of Christ) are regarded as “more [living] presences than letters” on the page for their beauty (165). Unlike other illuminated manuscripts, where text was written and illustration and illumination added afterwards, the creators of the Book of Kells focused on the impression the work would have visually and so the artwork was the focus of the piece.

The Book of Kells was produced by monks of St. Columba's order of Iona, Scotland, but exactly where it was made is contested. Theories regarding composition range from its creation on the island of Iona to Kells, Ireland, to Lindisfarne, Britain. It was most likely created, at least in part, at Iona and then brought to Kells to keep it safe from Viking raiders who first struck Iona in 795 CE, shortly after their raid on Lindisfarne Priory in Britain. A Viking raid in 806 CE killed 68 monks at Iona and led to the survivors abandoning the abbey in favour of another or their order at Kells. It is likely that the Book of Kells traveled with them at this time and may have been completed in Ireland. The oft-repeated claim that it was made or first owned by St. Columba (521-597 CE) is indefensible as the book was created no earlier than c. 800 CE; but there is no doubt it was produced by later members of his order.

The work is commonly regarded as the greatest illuminated manuscript of any era owing to the beauty of the artwork and this, no doubt, had to do with the purpose it was made for. Scholars have concluded that the book was created for use during the celebration of the mass but most likely was not read from so much as shown to the congregation. This theory is supported by the fact that the text is often carelessly written, contains a number of errors, and at points certainly seems an afterthought to the illustrations on the page. The priests who would have used the book most likely already had the biblical passages memorized and so would recite them while holding the book, having no need to read from the text. Scholar Christopher de Hamel notes how, in the present day, “books are very visible in churches” but that in the Middle Ages this would not have been the

case (186).  The Book of Kells is thought to have been the manuscript on the altar which may have been first used in services on Iona and then certainly was at the abbey of Kells. The brightly-coloured illustrations and illumination would have made it an exceptionally impressive piece to a congregation, adding a visual emphasis to the words the priest recited while being shown to the people; much in the way one today would read a picture book to a small child.

Information Source: World History Encyclopedia

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About Trinity College, Dublin

Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest university, founded by Queen Elizabeth in 1592. In 1592 Trinity College only welcomed the Protestant elite for education, and only in 1793 it opened its doors to the Catholics. In 1904, the first women were allowed to study at the university. The old library of Trinity College is the largest library in Ireland and is built between 1712 and 1732. The library, as a legal deposit, has the right to receive material published in the Republic of Ireland free of charge. It’s the only Irish library to hold such rights for the United Kingdom. The most famous room in the old library is the long room, this room houses 200,000 of the library’s oldest books.

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The Story of Mount Mayon Volcano (Philippines)

24 June 2023

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"Mt. Mayon is located in the Philippines, in the province of Albay. It is an active stratovolcano, that is known for its nearly perfect cone shape, which was formed by pyroclastic and lava flow. Mayon is also part of the Ring Of Fire. Being that it has violently erupted at least 49 times in the past 400 years, it is the most active volcano in the Philippines. Also, Mt. Mayon's frequent activity gives scientists a reason to study it. Mayon is on the eastern side of the island of Luzon, it is 808 feet above sea level which is about 1.5 miles.  Mt. Mayon is next to the Philippine Trench which was formed when the Philippine Sea Plate subducted between the  Philippine Mobile Belt, magma was forced through the breaches in the continental crust and came out through a volcano. Thus, Mount Mayon was formed."

 

Source: Mt. Mayon Society


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