London and Manchester landmarks to be included in annual #GlobalGreening
Tourism Ireland has announced that its Global Greening initiative (#GlobalGreening) to turn global landmarks green for St Patrick’s Day will be repeated next month for a seventh year.
It will include the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and Nelson’s Column in London.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This is the seventh year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and each year I am delighted to see even more well-known attractions and landmark sites wishing to get involved and join our St Patrick’s celebrations.”
The global landmarks will be joined by the Pugin designed Manchester Town Hall and clock for this year’s 21st Manchester Irish Festival from Friday 4 to Sunday 20 March.
Tony Hennigan of the Manchester Irish Festival website said: “We are delighted to be working with Tourism Ireland.
The Festival has already smashed its initial target with three of the main hubs in Levenshulme, Chorlton and Fallowfield working together to produce a Tradfest with over 100 events.
The other two hubs in the city centre and Cheetham Hill will add another fifty events to the seventeen day extravaganza.
I think everyone in Manchester becomes Irish for the festival it’s great to see other cultures and communities joining in the party for all things Irish.”