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Going green: Landmarks across the world honour Ireland

More than 100 landmark buildings and iconic sites turning a shade of green to honour Ireland’s national holiday.

TO CELEBRATE THE island of Ireland for St Patrick’s day, a host of famous sites across the world have ‘gone green’.

From the pyramids at Giza to Abbey Road in London, a touch of green has saluted Ireland’s national holiday – with more than 100 landmark buildings and iconic sites turning a shade of green for Tourism Ireland’s 2014 Global Greening initiative.

Going green: Landmarks across the world honour Ireland
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  • The House of Waterford Crystal

    Clare Barrett/ House of Waterford CrystalSource: Noel Browne
  • Finnstown Country House

    Source: Finnstown Country House Hotel
  • Las Vegas

    The famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign lights up green for Ireland's national holiday. Source: Las Vegas News Bureau/Tourism Ireland
  • The Green Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China becomes the Green Wall of China for St Patrick's Day. Source: Tourism Ireland
  • The London Eye

    The iconic London Eye goes green.Source: David Parry / PA Wire
  • Moulin Vert

    The Moulin Rouge in Paris became the ‘Moulin Vert’ in honour of Irish culture. Source: Tourism Ireland
  • Oriental Pearl Tower

    The Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower in Shanghai, China.Source: Tourism Ireland
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Oslo

    The famous Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway.Source: Tourism Ireland
  • Petra, Jordan

    The Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, in JordanSource: Tourism Ireland
  • The Great Sphinx of Giza

    The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx joined the celebrations. Source: Tourism Ireland
  • ICEconcert Hall, Luleå

    The ICEconcert Hall in Luleå, Swedish Lapland.Source: Fredrik Boman/Tourism Ireland
  • The Rhine Falls

    The Rhine Falls, in Neuhausen near Zurich – the largest waterfall in Europe – joins the celebration of the island of Ireland and St Patrick.Source: Tourism Ireland
  • Westport House

  • Abbey Road

    The zebra crossing on Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, is turned green by Tourism Ireland to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London.Source: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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