27 sites in Ireland to go green for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations
Government buildings and national monuments in Ireland to be illuminated green for St. Patrick’s Day
In honor of this month’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, 27 sites around Ireland will be illuminated with green lighting from March 14 - 18.
The Journal reports that Ireland’s Office of Public Works has announced that 27 buildings and national monuments will be lit up green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
The 27 Irish sites will be joining a wide array of other global sites that are set to go green for the holiday as well. Outside of Ireland, spots including the Pyramids at Giza, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Empire State Building in New York City, among many others.
However, one spot that made news last week by opting not to go green for the holiday is Buckingham Palace in London.
As per the Irish Office of Public Works, the 27 sites to be illuminated during the St. Patrick’s Day festival are:
Leinster House (Merrion St side and Kildare St side).
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)
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
War Memorial Park (Cross and 2 Fountains)
Ross Castle, Co. Kerry
Trim Castle, Co. Meath
Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square
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