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Tourism Ireland Announces Global Greening Line-Up For St. Patrick’s Day 2019

By Dave Simpson
Tourism Ireland Announces Global Greening Line-Up For St. Patrick’s Day 2019

Victoria Falls, York’s medieval City Walls, the Eden Project in Cornwall, a leopard statue called ‘Chiu’ in Nairobi, Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi, the Château de Beaulieu on the banks of the Loire, the Atakule Tower in Ankara and the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA in Japan, where Ireland will play Japan in the Rugby World Cup in September, will all join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for the first time in 2019.

Pari Roller – the world’s biggest rollerskating event, which takes place every Friday night in Paris – is also set to go green. Hundreds of rollerskaters gliding through the streets of the French capital will stop at the Palais de Chaillot, where they’ll carry bright green glow sticks to celebrate our national day.

Continuing The Drive To Build On 2018's Success

Tourism Ireland has announced details of some of the famous attractions and sites around the world that will go green to mark St Patrick’s Day this year, continuing the organisation’s first-half promotional drive to build on the success of 2018 and grow overseas tourism to the island of Ireland again in 2019.

Other new sites and buildings taking part in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2019 include: The Cotton Tree in Freetown, Sierra Leone – where freed slaves gathered on their return to Africa after the abolition of slavery; the historic Cutty Sark sailing ship in Greenwich; the Beatus Rhenanus bridge over the Rhine – a symbolic bridge between France and Germany which links the city of Strasbourg and the town of Kehl; and ‘Niki’, a Cathay Pacific DC-3 airplane on display in the Cathay Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong.

These new sites will join some "old favourites" which have gone green in previous years, including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas, Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland Paris, the Sydney Opera House, Burj al Arab, Christ the Redeemer statue, the London Eye and many others.

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