‘Greening’ of landmarks for St. Patrick’s Day Festival

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    Ross Castle, Killarney, Ireland is illuminated in green for St Patrick's Day. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

    OPW announces ‘Greening’ of Heritage Sites and State Buildings
    as part of the 2019 National St Patrick’s Festival

    The Office of Public Works (OPW) in association with Fáilte Ireland and the St. Patrick’s Festival Organisation is delighted to announce details of the ‘greening’ of Heritage sites and State buildings for the duration of the 2019 St. Patrick’s Festival.
    This campaign, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and promotes Ireland both nationally and internationally, has gone from strength to strength with significant numbers of notable landmark buildings which are “greening” for the Festival.

    The OPW will light Heritage sites and State buildings for the duration of the festival, from 14 – 18 March 2019, by using green filters, specialist lamps and existing lighting control systems. 

    Minister for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin “Boxer” Moran said, “My Office is delighted to participate once again in this very important national and international initiative which celebrates our unique cultural heritage and shines a light on Ireland.  I would encourage all to participate in the St. Patrick’s Festival events and to celebrate what we, as a nation, have to offer as represented by our world-renowned Heritage sites and State buildings”.
    The following are the Heritage sites and State buildings that will be transformed for the five-day greening celebration:-

    52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin (OPW Dublin Office)

    Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin

    Athenry Castle, Athenry, Co. Galway

    Boyle Abbey, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

    Cahir Castle, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

    Carlow Castle, Carlow, Co. Carlow

    Casino Marino, Dublin

    Collins Barracks, Dublin

    Custom House, Dublin

    Donegal Castle, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

    Dublin Castle Lower Yard, Dublin

    Dublin Castle Upper Yard, Dublin

    Ennis Court House, Ennis, Co. Clare

    Ennis Friary, Co. Clare

    Dept. of Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Dublin

    Farmleigh Estate – The Water Tower, Dublin

    Four Courts, Dublin

    Government Buildings, Dublin

    Iveagh House, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

    Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny

    Kilmainham Courthouse, Dublin

    Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin – Entrance

    Leinster House, Dublin

    Dept of Education & Skills, Marlbourgh Street Complex, Dublin

    National Concert Hall (NCH), Dublin

    National Gallery, Merrion Street Entrance, Dublin

    National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin

    National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin

    Natural History Museum, Dublin

    Phoenix Monument, Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park, Dublin

    Quin Abbey, Quin, Co. Clare

    Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

    Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

    Ross Castle, Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK), Dublin – Clock Tower

    St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin – Entrance (Shelbourne Hotel Side)

    Trim Castle, Co. Meath

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