Liam Neeson is flying the flag for the Irish ahead of St. Patrick's Day

"Every year on St. Patrick's Day, the world goes green," says Liam Neeson in a 2015 St. Patrick's Day video for Tourism Ireland.

The 2015 short film from Tourism Ireland includes wonderful footage shot around Ireland, interwoven with some great images from Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, which sees famous hundreds of landmarks and iconic sites across the globe illuminated in green each year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Liam Neeson said: “I’m delighted to be helping Tourism Ireland celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

"It will be wonderful to see the world turn green again on March 17 as nations come together to celebrate the fun and warmth of the Irish.”

Tourism Ireland was only delighted to have Neeson backing their St. Patrick’s Day campaign.

Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “He is an enormously popular, global personality and I am confident that this film will be seen and shared by people across the world – inspiring them to put the island of Ireland on their holiday wish-list for 2016. It’s a fun and innovative way to get people talking about the destination.

Liam Neeson and Tourism Ireland are putting a call out to anyone with a love of, or interest in, Ireland to #GoGreen4PatricksDay – by watching and sharing the film – and then to come and experience all that the island of Ireland has to offer.

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* Originally published in 2015. 

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