Some of the island of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions were lit up in red for Canada Day.
Tourism Ireland Statement
Tourism Ireland stated, "A number of our top attractions were lit up in red…to mark Canada Day (on 1 July). The celebration was organised by Tourism Ireland in Toronto, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland.
"In all, 22 buildings and visitor attractions across Ireland, as well as the Belfast Giants ice hockey team, lit up in red or flew the Canadian flag, to join this year's celebrations. They included:
- Alcock & Brown Memorial near Clifden
- Belfast Giants
- Bushmills Inn
- Cobh Heritage Centre
- Connemara National Park
- Dooley's Hotel, Waterford
- Dublin Castle
- Dunbrody Country House Hotel
- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
- Giant’s Causeway
- Granville Hotel, Waterford
- The Guildhall in Derry-Londonderry
- House of Waterford Crystal
- Kylemore Abbey
- Malahide Castle
- Powerscourt House
- Queen's University Belfast
- Samuel Beckett Bridge
- The Royal Hotel Valentia
- Titanic Belfast
- Valentia Island Cable Station
- Valentia Island Lighthouse
- Waterford City & County Council
"Images of the sites illuminated in red will be shared by Tourism Ireland with influential travel and lifestyle journalists in Canada, as well as via Tourism Ireland's social media channels, highlighting our strong links with Canada and demonstrating a symbol of friendship between Ireland and Canada."
Tourism Ireland's Manager Canada Statement
Sandra Moffatt, Tourism Ireland's manager Canada, stated, "Tourism Ireland is delighted that Canada Day is being marked this week on the island of Ireland, with a number of popular landmarks and visitor attractions lighting up in red or flying the Canadian flag. With more than 4.5 million Canadians claiming Irish heritage, the links between Ireland and Canada are strong. This celebration of Canada Day is a gesture of genuine friendship between Canada and Ireland and we look forward to welcoming Canadian visitors to Ireland, when the time is right."
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