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27 Irish landmarks going green for St Patrick’s Festival

Castles, memorials and at least one Government department will get the green light from 14 to 18 March.

The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary will go even greener from next week...
The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary will go even greener from next week...
Image: Rock of Cashel via Shutterstock

WE ALREADY KNOW that the Pyramids at Giza and the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas will be among those global landmarks going green for St Patrick’s Day.

Now the Office of Public Works here has announced that it has given the green light, so to speak, to 27 Irish buildings and national monuments around the country.

The illumination of the sites – through use of green filters on existing uplighters and on specialist lamps – will happen from 14 to 18 March, which is being designated the duration of the St Patrick’s Festival this year.

Keep an eye out for the following monuments getting an emerald tint from next week:

  1. Leinster House (Merrion St side and Kildare St side).
  2. Government Buildings
  3. Dept. Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation (Kildare St.)
  4. National Gallery (Merrion St. side)
  5. Dublin Castle Lower Yard (Part of the Chapel Royal & Palace St. Entrance)
  6. Dublin Castle Upper Yard (2 Statues & Clock Tower)
  7. Four Courts
  8. Custom House
  9. Casino Marino
  10. Marlborough Street Complex
  11. National Concert Hall (NCH)
  12. Entrance to St. Stephen’s Green (Grafton St. Corner)
  13. Entrance to St. Stephen’s Green (Shelbourne Hotel Corner)
  14. Collins Barracks (Front facing River Liffey)
  15. Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) – Clock tower
  16. Natural History Museum
  17. Rock of Cashel
  18. Phoenix Park – Wellington Monument
  19. Phoenix Park – Phoenix Monument
  20. Áras an Uachtaráin
  21. Farmleigh – Water Tower
  22. Iveagh House
  23. War Memorial Park (Cross and 2 Fountains)
  24. Ross Castle, Co. Kerry
  25. Trim Castle, Co. Meath
  26. Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary
  27. Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square

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