Green lights go global for St Patrick’s celebrations!

~ Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening goes from strength to strength with 430 major landmarks and sites in 54 countries taking part this year ~

~ Burj Khalifa – world’s tallest building – takes part in Global Greening for first time ~

Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the world’s tallest building – illuminated in green as part of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

Around 430 iconic landmarks and sites in 54 different countries around the world will be illuminated in green this weekend – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2019 Global Greeninginitiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.

From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of buildings and sites around the world are turning a shade of green to celebrate our national day. The Burj Khalifa – thetallest building in the world and probably the most iconic building in Dubai’s impressive skyline – is taking part for the first time in 2019. Other new sites include Victoria Falls, York’s medieval City Walls, Lord’s Cricket Pavilion in London, Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi, the Atakule Tower in Ankara and the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA in Japan (where Ireland will play Japan in the Rugby World Cup in September).

They are joined by some ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, the Colosseum, Burj al Arab, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland Paris, the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to strength – from its beginning in 2010, with just the Sydney Opera House going green, to this year, with around 430 sites taking part.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This is the tenth year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and it’s bigger and better than ever – with new additions this year like the Burj Khalifa, Victoria Falls, York’s medieval City Walls, the Cotton Tree in Sierra Leone and Lord’s Cricket Pavilion.

“St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the real start of the tourism season for us; our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world and to convey the message that Ireland offers the warmest of welcomes and great fun, as well as wonderful scenery and heritage. Our St Patrick’s programme spans Mainland Europe, North America, Great Britain, Australia and emerging tourism markets like China and the Middle East. We are using every opportunity to capitalise on Ireland’s heightened profile this weekend; the saturation coverage about the island of Ireland across the global airwaves, in newspapers and digital media, is an invaluable boost for our overall 2019 tourism promotional drive.”

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