Tourism Ireland announces Global Greening line-up for St Patrick’s Day 2021 (NI version)

The Bollente in Acqui Terme – Piedmont – ITALY will light up green on the 17th March

 

Sydney Opera House will light up green on 17 March

The Sydney Opera House will join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening once again this year, to mark St Patrick’s Day. The Global Greening initiative first began 11 years ago in Australia, when the iconic opera house was illuminated in green on 17 March 2010.

Tourism Ireland today (2 March) announced details of some of the famous attractions and sites around the world which will go green to mark St Patrick’s Day. New for 2021 is the most northerly ‘greening’ in the world ever – a postbox at the summit of Øretoppen Mountain in Norway, 350 kms above the Arctic Circle!

Other new sites taking part include Gwrych Castle in Wales, the filming location for the most recent series of reality TV show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here; the largest fountain in the world, The Palm Fountain in Dubai; the tallest building in South America, the Torre Costanera in Chile; Bled Castle in Slovenia; Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier in California; BC Place in Vancouver; the Sekenani Gate at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya; and Villa E-1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in France, which was designed and built by Irish architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray.

These new sites will join some ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, Victoria Falls, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas, the London Eye, the Sky Tower in Auckland, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid and many others.

Economy Minister Diane Dodds said: “Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening campaign has been a continued success for marketing St Patricks Day across the world. Despite the impact the pandemic has had on tourism, not only here in Northern Ireland but across the world, it’s heartening to see so many of the famous attractions taking part in this initiative. The extensive programme of promotions to be rolled out alongside the Global Greening campaign will ensure Northern Ireland is kept front of mind with those wishing to travel here when the time is right.”

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “2021 marks the 12th year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and each year I am delighted to see so many attractions and landmark sites wishing to get involved and to mark St Patrick’s Day. More than 70 million people around the world claim links to the island of Ireland and St Patrick’s Day is a truly unique opportunity to reconnect them with their heritage. This year, in particular, we aim to bring some positivity and hope to our Diaspora across the globe. At a time when people living overseas cannot travel home, we want to shine a green light in as many locations around the world as possible, giving our Diaspora a sense of connection with home and reminding them that we cannot wait to welcome them back, as soon as it is possible to do so.

“The success of our Global Greening initiative is due in no small part to the great work that has been carried out across the world by our Diaspora. The eagerness of cities and countries everywhere to take part, despite the current unprecedented challenges, underlines the strength of the deep connection that people all over the world feel to the island of Ireland.”

St Patrick’s Day will be a virtual celebration in 2021; however, Tourism Ireland will roll out a really extensive programme of promotions to capitalise on our heightened exposure around the globe on 17 March, to ensure that Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland remain ‘top of mind’ as a great holiday destination for bookings, when the time is right. Tourism Ireland’s St Patrick’s programme will include:

  • a fun, tailor-made event, called ‘St Patrick’s Day @Home Live’, which will be livestreamed on social media from Johnnie Fox’s pub in the Dublin Mountains, as well as from other locations including the Duke of York in Belfast;
  • a new online video, inspiring people to think about holidaying here in the future, without encouraging travel right now;
  • a big international publicity push in the run-up to, and on, St Patrick’s Day; and
  • a programme of virtual travel trade and media events in all overseas markets, to mark our national day.

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The Sydney Opera House will take part in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening once again in 2021.

Notes To Editors

LANDMARKS AND SITES AROUND THE WORLD CONFIRMED TO
TAKE PART IN TOURISM IRELAND’S GLOBAL GREENING INITIATIVE 2021

Note: first time ‘greenings’ marked *
Great Britain
• London Eye
• Nelson’s Column, London
• Embassy of Ireland, London *
• Leadenhall Market, London *
• Queen’s House, London
• Tower 42, London
• Trafalgar Square fountains, London
• Gwrych Castle, Abergele *
• Castell Coch, Cardiff *
• City Hall, Leeds
• Leeds City Museum, Leeds *
• Town Hall, Leeds
• Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
• City Hall, Norwich
• Portmeirion Village *
• Knebworth House, Stevenage *

North America
United States

• Fordham University, New York *
• New York Irish Center, New York *
• University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
• City Hall, Atlanta *
• Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bloomington *
• Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston
• Longfellow Bridge, Boston *
• Northeastern University, Boston *
• 303 East Wacker, Chicago *
• 875 North Michigan Avenue (John Hancock Center), Chicago
• Chicago Board of Trade building
• Civic Opera House, Chicago
• Gaelic Park, Chicago
• Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago
• Kimpton Gray Hotel, Chicago *
• Novak Construction, Chicago
• Prudential Plaza, Chicago
• State Street, Chicago
• Soldier Field, Chicago
• The Merchandise Mart, Chicago
• United Center, Chicago
• Wrigley Building, Chicago
• Xavier University, Cincinnati
• Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland *
• St. Norbert College, De Pere *
• Dublin Wave Waterpark, Dublin *
• George Mason University, Fairfax *
• The Fountain, Fountain Hills *
• University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu *
• University of Indianapolis *
• New Jersey City University, Jersey City *
• ‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas
• Maryville College, Maryville *
• Marquette University, Milwaukee *
• University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame *
• University of Mississippi, Oxford *
• Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia *
• Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, Phoenix *
• Fore River Bridge, Quincy *
• City Hall, San Francisco
• Coit Tower, San Francisco
• City Hall, Santa Monica *
• Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica *
• University of Scranton
• Swarthmore College, Swarthmore *
• Washburn University, Topeka *
• Carroll University, Waukesha *
• King’s College, Wilkes-Barre *
• University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington
• Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester
Canada
• Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)
• Casa Loma, Toronto
• CN Tower, Toronto
• The Distillery District, Toronto
• Toronto sign
• The Cariboo Sentinel (newspaper) shop, Barkerville
• Giant Beaver Sculpture, Beaverlodge
• Calgary Tower, Calgary
• The Big Fiddle of the Ceilidh (Fidheal Mhor A’ Ceilidh), Cape Breton Island
• Resurgo Place, Moncton *
• Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
• Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
• Mac the Moose, Saskatchewan
• The Big Nickel, Sudbury
• BC Place, Vancouver *
• Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver
• Harbour Centre, Vancouver *
• Sails of Light at Canada Place, Vancouver
• Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver *
• Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver *
• World’s Largest Hockey Stick and Puck, Cowichan Community Centre,
Vancouver Island

Mainland Europe
Austria
• Bridges on the Danube Canal, Vienna
• Burgtheater, Vienna
• Wiener Riesenrad, Vienna
• Bergiselschanze (ski jump), Innsbruck
• Stadtturm Judenburg, Judenburg *
• Mirabell Palace, Salzburg
Belgium
• BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels *
• City Hall, Brussels
• Manneken Pis statue, Brussels (“dressed” in Irish costume)
• Royal Galleries of St Hubert, Brussels
• Smurf statue, Brussels
• The Hotel, Brussels *
• Provinciehuis, Antwerp
• Burg, Bruges
• Celtic Cross, Fontenoy
• Belfry, Mons
• Belfry, Namur *
• La Bourse, Namur *
• Mont-Saint-Jean Farm, Waterloo *
• The Lion’s Mound and Wall of Memory, Waterloo *
• Lille Gate, Ypres
Bulgaria
• City Library, Sofia
• Irish Embassy, Sofia
• National Palace of Culture (NDK), Sofia
• Sofia Opera and Ballet, Sofia
• SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library, Sofia
• Clock Tower, Tryavna *
• St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo
• “Nikola Petkov” Art Gallery, Vidin *
Croatia
• Klovićevi Dvori Gallery, Zagreb
• Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
• Zagreb Fountains, Zagreb
• Small Onofrio’s Fountain, Dubrovnik *
• Fountains in Republic Square, Split
• Croatian National Theatre, Varaždin *
• Greeting to the Sun, Zadar *
Cyprus
• House of Representatives, Nicosia *
• Kaouras Fountain, Agros *
• Agia Anna Church, Paralimni *
• Agios Georgios Church, Paralimni *
Czech Republic
• Petřín Lookout Tower, Prague
• Chapel of the Guardian Angel, Sušice
Denmark
• Bjarke Cirkelsten (giant troll sculpture made from re-cycled wood), Dragør *
Estonia
• Skywheel of Tallinn, Tallinn
• Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn
• Tammsaare Park, Tallinn *
• TV Tower, Tallinn
• Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom Square), Tallinn
• Hermann Tower at Hermann Castle, Narva *
• Endla Theatre, Pärnu *
• Rakvere Castle, Rakvere *
• The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rakvere *
• Estonian National Museum, Tartu *
• Kaarsild Bridge, Tartu
• Vanemuine Theatre, Tartu *
Finland
• SkyWheel Helsinki (and the SkySauna gondola cabin), Helsinki
• Jääsauna 52 (ice sauna), Tampere *
France
• Château de la Muette (headquarters of the OECD), Paris
• Drugstore Publicis, Paris
• Musée de Montmartre, Paris
• Hôtel de Ville, Amiens
• Tour Perret, Amiens
• Hôtel de Ville, Angers *
• Le Comptoir Irlandais (shop), Brest
• Hôtel de Ville, Calais *
• Le Dragon de Calais, Calais *
• Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque, Dunkirk *
• Mairie d’Essert
• Hôtel de Ville, Grandvilliers
• Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, Guingamp
• Mairie du Guilvinec, Le Guilvinec *
• Hôtel de Ville, Limoges *
• Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc
• Villa E-1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin *
• Port de Commerce de Roscoff
• Gare Maritime de la Bourse, Saint-Malo *
• Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Mandé
• Palais de l’Europe (seat of the Council of Europe), Strasbourg
Georgia
• TV Tower, Tbilisi
Germany
• Altes Rathaus, Bad Kötzting *
• Pfingstreiter, Bad Kötzting
• Reichsburg Cochem
• Lighthouse, Düsseldorf
• McKiernan’s Irish Café, Gescher
• ‘Fridolin’ the carp statue, Höchstadt an der Aisch
• The Celtic Corner Irish pub, Langenfeld
• Alten Küsterhaus, Meerbusch-Büderich
• Offene Kirche St. Klara, Nürnberg
• Heidecksburg Castle, Rudolstadt
• Volkswagen Beetle at Autostadt Museum, Wolfsburg *
• Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium, Würzburg
• Neumünster church, Würzburg
• Rathaus, Würzburg
Hungary
• Citadella, Budapest
• Liberty Statue, Budapest
• Müpa Budapest
• Jedlik Ányos Bridge, Győr
Iceland
• Perlan, Reykjavík
Italy
• Villa Spada, Rome
• Leaning Tower of Pisa
• La Bollente, Acqui Terme *
• Chiesa Madre della Natività di Maria Vergine, Alberona *
• Monumento Caduti in Guerra, Alberona *
• Chiesa di San Giorgio, Alta Valle Intelvi *
• Porta San Giacomo, Bergamo
• Palazzo del Podestà, Bologna
• Castello Ducale, Bovino *
• Chiesa di San Patrizio, Campofilone *
• Castello di Castiglione della Pescaia *
• Sostra, Centro Valle Intelvi *
• Chiesa di San Nicola di Patara, Cisternino *
• Torre di Porta Grande, Cisternino *
• Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Patrizio, Conselice *
• Chiesa di San Patrizio a Tirli, Firenzuola *
• Cascata Isola del Liri
• Terrazza a Mare, Lignano Sabbiadoro *
• Gazebo di Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
• Torre dell’Orologio, Locorotondo *
• Rocca di Lonato del Garda, Lonato del Garda *
• Le Vele di Piazza Bad Kissingen, Massa *
• Piazza Mercurio, Massa
• Chiesa di Materdomini, Matera *
• UniCredit Tower, Milan *
• Castel Nuovo, Naples
• Cupola di San Gaudenzio, Novara *
• Porta Terra, Otranto *
• Palazzo del Municipio, Parma *
• Statue of Minerva, Pavia *
• Torre Normanna, Pietramontecorvino *
• Palazzo Merlato, Procida *
• Fontana centrale, Roseto Valfortore *
• James Joyce statue, Trieste *
• Palazzo della Bella, Vico del Gargano *
• Castel Thun, Vigo di Ton, Trento *
• Torre del Bramante, Vigevano *
Latvia
• National Library of Latvia, Riga *
• Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga *
Lithuania
• Vilnius TV Tower, Vilnius *
Luxembourg
• Hôtel de Ville, Luxembourg City
• Town Hall, Niederanven
Malta
• Triton Fountain, Valletta *
Monaco
• Prince’s Palace of Monaco
The Netherlands
• Kissing Couple XXXL statue, Amsterdam
• International Wooden Shoes Museum, Eelde *
• De Gloriëtte, Meerssen
• O’Casey’s Irish Pub, The Hague *
Norway
• Postbox at the summit of Øretoppen, Kirkenes *
Poland
• Kosciuszki Street Bridge, Gdańsk
• Uczniowska Street Bridge, Gdańsk
• Spodek (arena), Katowice
• City Hall, Kielce
• Geopark Kielce – The Centre of Geoeducation, Kielce *
• House of Culture Zameczek, Kielce *
• Regional Cultural Centre, Kielce
• Father Bernatek (Kladka Bernatka) footbridge, Kraków
• Lipska Street flyover, Kraków
• Tauron Arena, Kraków
• OFF Piotrkowska (shopping mall), Łódź
• National Centre of Polish Song, Opole
• City Hall, Poznań
• Honorary Consulate of Ireland building, Poznań
• Brama Przemyska Bridge, Przemyśl
• City Hall, Przemyśl
• City Hall, Rzeszów
• Artus Court, Toruń *
• City Hall, Toruń
• City Hall, Zamość
Portugal
• Cristo Rei statue, Lisbon
• Dom José statue, Lisbon
• Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga *
• Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Cascais
• Town Hall, Cascais
• Faro International Airport, Faro
• Marvão Castle, Marvão *
Slovak Republic
• New building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
• Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
• PPI Adhesive Products Central Europe, Banská Bystrica *
• Bazilika sv. Egídia, Bardejov *
• Town Hall, Bardejov *
• Slovak Chamber Theatre, Martin *
• ecorec, Pezinok *
• City Hall, Trnava
• Budatín Castle, Žilina *
Slovenia
• Butchers’ Bridge, Ljubljana *
• Bled Castle, Bled *
• Polhov Gradec Mansion, Polhov Gradec *
• Cultural Centre, Rogaška Slatina *
• Municipality Building, Rogaška Slatina *
• Square below Škofja Loka Castle, Škofja Loka
Spain
• Cibeles Fountain, Madrid
• Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid
• Tower of Hércules, A Coruña, Galicia
• Puente del Río Palancia, Algar de Palancia *
• Museu Valencià de la Festa, Algemesí *
• Santa Bárbara Castle, Alicante *
• Ayuntamiento, Altea
• Los Cuatro Postes, Ávila *
• Ayuntamiento, Benidorm *
• Plaza del Castillo, Benidorm *
• Bétera Castle, Bétera *
• Monumento “Home de la Manta”, Bocairent *
• Cofrentes Castle, Cofrentes *
• Antiguo Puente de Piedra, Cullera *
• Monasterio de Santa Maria, El Puig *
• Ayuntamiento, Gandia *
• Rotonda de Gandia, Gandia *
• Ayuntamiento, Gátova *
• Cabildo de Lanzarote, Lanzarote *
• Fuente en la Plaza Santo Domingo, León *
• Riojaforum: Conference Centre and Auditorium of La Rioja, Logroño *
• Casa de la Senyoría, Olocau *
• Palacio de la Duquesa de Almodóvar, Ontinyent *
• Ayuntamiento, Pamplona
• Ayuntamiento, Paterna *
• Monumento a la vendimia, Requena *
• Riba-roja de Túria Castle, Riba-roja de Túria *
• Horno Alto nº 2, Sagunto *
• Fuente de la Puerta Zamora, Salamanca *
• Torres Hejduk, Santiago de Compostela *
• Fuente de la glorieta Don Juan de Asturias, Seville
• Fuente de la Plaza de España, Seville *
• Ayuntamiento, Valladolid *
• La Cúpula del Milenio, Valladolid
Sweden
• City Hall, Malmö *
• Ståltheten Oxelösund
Turkey
• Atakule Tower, Ankara
• TOBB Towers 1, Ankara *
• Fatih Sultan Mehmet (bridge linking Asia and Europe), Istanbul

Australia and New Zealand
Australia

• Sydney Opera House
• Reddacliff Place sculptures, Brisbane
• Story Bridge, Brisbane
• Tropical Display Dome, Brisbane
• Victoria Bridge, Brisbane
• Canberra Times Fountain, Canberra *
• Irish Embassy, Canberra
• Kings Avenue Bridge, Canberra *
• Malcolm Fraser Bridge, Canberra *
• Telstra Tower, Canberra
• The National Carillon, Canberra
• Macquarie Mall, Liverpool *
• Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Melbourne
• City Hall clock tower, Newcastle
• Centenary Square, Parramatta *
• Bell Tower, Perth
• Optus Stadium, Perth
New Zealand
• Sky Tower, Auckland

Emerging Markets
Argentina

• Galileo Galilei Planetarium, Buenos Aires
• Lavalle Street, Buenos Aires
• Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina, Buenos Aires
• Woman’s Bridge, Buenos Aires
• Hurling Club, Hurlingham *
• Municipal Palace of General Pueyrredón, Mar del Plata *
• Monument to General San Martín, Venado Tuerto *
Brazil
• Catedral de Pedra, Canela
Chile
• Torre Costanera, Santiago *
• Parque Eólico Tchamma, Calama *
China
• Irish Embassy, Beijing *
• The Peninsula, Beijing *
• The Clock Tower, Hong Kong
• The Peninsula, Hong Kong
• Ruins of St Paul’s, Macau
Colombia
• Edificio Tierra Firme, Bogotá
• La Ventana de Campeones, Barranquilla *
• Puente del Bicentenario, Bucaramanga *
• Cristo Rey statue, Cali
• Estatua de Francisco de Paula Santander, Cali
• La Estación del Ferrocarril, Cali *
• Monumento a la Cuadriga Romana, Cali *
• Monumento del Perro, Cali *
• Monumento de Efraín y María, Cali *
• Parque Panamericano, Cali *
• Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena
• Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Las Lajas, Ipiales *
• Plaza Mayor Convention Centre, Medellín
Cuba
• Palacio del Segundo Cabo, Havana
India 
• Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi *
• Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi *
• The Connaught Hotel, New Delhi *
• Taj MG Road Hotel, Bangalore *
• Taj Yeshwantpur Hotel, Bangalore *
• Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai *
• Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai *
• Taj Mahal Palace Tower Hotel, Mumbai
Indonesia
• Monumen Nasional, Jakarta *
Israel
• Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa
• Water Tower, Ramat Gan
Japan
• Japanese Nursing Association Headquarters, Tokyo *
• Happiring Building, Fukui *
• Fukuroi City Hall, Fukuroi *
• Katsuragi Hotel Kitanomaru, Fukuroi *
• Ise Ohtorii, Ise City
• Karakora Art Studio, Matsue
• Matsue Castle, Matsue
• San-in Chuo Television Broadcasting (TSK) Tower, Matsue *
• Sapporo TV Tower, Sapporo *
Jordan
• Le Royal Hotel, Amman *
Kenya
• Sekenani Gate, Maasai Mara National Reserve *
Mexico
• Asamblea Legislativa de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City *
• Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico City *
• Fuente de Petróleos, Mexico City
• Gran Hotel Ciudad de México, Mexico City *
• Edificio de los Joyeros en el Zócalo, Mexico City *
• Monumento a Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City
• Monumento a la Revolución, Mexico City
• Museo del Chocolate MUCHO, Mexico City *
• Palacio de Gobierno, Mexico City *
• Palacio Municipal, Cancún
• Arboretum Plaza de Armas, Guadalajara *
• Glorieta de La Estampida, Guadalajara
• Glorieta de La Minerva, Guadalajara
• Los Arcos Vallarta, Guadalajara
• Monumento a los Niños Héroes, Guadalajara
• Palacio Municipal, Guadalajara
• Paseo Chapultepec, Guadalajara
• Puente Matute Remus, Guadalajara
• Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, Guadalajara
• Palacio Municipal, Playa del Carmen
• Portal Maya, Playa del Carmen
• Fuente de los Frailes, Puebla
• Luminarias de Dragón, Puebla
• Palacio Municipal, Puebla
• Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, San Miguel de Allende *
Panama
• Edificio de La Administración del Canal de Panamá, Panama City *
Russia
• Palace Bridge, St Petersburg
Sierra Leone
• The Cotton Tree, Freetown
Singapore
• Chijmes, Singapore
South Africa
• The Long March to Freedom, Cape Town *
• Constitution Hill, Johannesburg *
South Korea
• Busan Cinema Center, Busan
• Busan Tower, Busan
• Gwangan Bridge, Busan
United Arab Emirates
• Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi
• The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Abu Dhabi
• Abu Dhabi University – Al Ain campus, Al Ain *
• Address Beach Resort, Dubai *
• Arabian Desert, Dubai
• Crowne Plaza Dubai – Festival City, Dubai *
• Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dubai
• Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai
• Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai
• Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City, Dubai *
• InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai
• The Palm Fountain at The Pointe Palm Jumeirah, Dubai *
• Palm Jumeirah Monorail, Dubai *
• The Retreat Palm Dubai *
• Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai *
• W Dubai – The Palm, Dubai *
• Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah *
Zambia
• Victoria Falls, Livingstone

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