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:
- Leinster House (Merrion St side and Kildare St side).
- Government Buildings
- Dept. Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation (Kildare St.)
- National Gallery (Merrion St. side)
- Dublin Castle Lower Yard (Part of the Chapel Royal & Palace St. Entrance)
- Dublin Castle Upper Yard (2 Statues & Clock Tower)
- Four Courts
- Custom House
- Casino Marino
- Marlborough Street Complex
- National Concert Hall (NCH)
- Entrance to St. Stephen’s Green (Grafton St. Corner)
- Entrance to St. Stephen’s Green (Shelbourne Hotel Corner)
- Collins Barracks (Front facing River Liffey)
- Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) – Clock tower
- Natural History Museum
- Rock of Cashel
- Phoenix Park – Wellington Monument
- Phoenix Park – Phoenix Monument
- Áras an Uachtaráin
- Farmleigh – Water Tower
- Iveagh House
- War Memorial Park (Cross and 2 Fountains)
- Ross Castle, Co. Kerry
- Trim Castle, Co. Meath
- Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary
- Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square