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Shell Advert - See Ireland First on Shell - Glendalough (1925) - Barker - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W


Shell Advert - See Ireland First on Shell - Glendalough (1925) - Barker - Framed Picture - 11"H x 14"W

NB. The Original advert was used in 1925, and was designed by Barker

Shell wanted people to travel and view the country side, and thus created travel guides and posters to encourage this

Glendalough is a valley in County Wicklow, renowned for an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin.

Kevin, a descendant of one of the ruling families in Leinster, studied as a boy under the care of three holy men, Eoghan, Lochan, and Eanna. During this time, he went to Glendalough. He was to return later, with a small group of monks to found a monastery where the 'two rivers form a confluence'. His fame as a holy man spread and he attracted numerous followers. He died in about 618.

Around 1042, oak timber from Glendalough was used to build the second longest (30 m) Viking longship ever recorded; The Skuldelev ships.

Glendalough is currently a titular see in the Catholic Church. It is used for bishops who hold no ordinary power of their own and thus are titular bishops.
There are many Monuments in Glendalough, the Most important is The Gateway

The Gateway is, now totally unique in Ireland. It was originally two-storeyed with two fine, granite arches. Inside the gateway, in the west wall, is a cross-inscribed stone. This denoted sanctuary, the boundary of the area of refuge. The paving of the causeway in the monastic city is still preserved in part but very little remains of the enclosure wall.

Others include:

  • The Round Tower
  • The Cathedral
  • The Priest's House
  • St Kevin's Church
  • St Ciaran's Church
  • St Mary's Church
  • Trinity Church
  • St Saviour's Church
  • Reefert Church
  • St Kevin's Cell
  • The "Caher"
  • St Kevin's Bed
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Created by the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum and UK-based Shell Transport & Trading in 1907, in a move largely driven by the need to compete globally with Standard Oil. It is now the seventh largest company in the world as of 2016, in terms of revenue, and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors".

During the First World War, Shell was the main supplier of fuel to the British Expeditionary Force. It was also the sole supplier of aviation fuel and supplied 80 percent of the British Army's TNT. It also volunteered all of its shipping to the British Admiralty.

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