Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.42 20 Feb 2020


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Tourism Ireland has launched its 'Global Greening' campaign for 2020.

This continues the promotional drive to grow overseas tourism to Ireland.

The initiative has grown from strength to strength, with new attractions and sites around the world - like Madison Square Garden in New York and the Dubai Frame - joining some old favourites to turn green on March 17th.

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The campaign helps to generate over €10m in publicity at an important time for decision-making on holidays.

Other new sites to join the campaign include the world's largest beaver statue in Canada, a giant statue of a kissing couple in Amsterdam, the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, Caerphilly Castle in Wales, and even the Smurf Statue in Brussels.

Global Greening Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, with acting Minsiter of State for Tourism Brendan Griffin at the launch of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative 2020 | Image: Tourism Ireland

Also new for this year is a 'Green is the new black' campaign, modelled on the Black Friday premise.

It will see time-limited sales offering visitors in main markets significant savings on fares to travel here.

And, for the first time, eight universities and colleges in the United States and Canada - all with links to Maynooth University - have signed up to take part in greening.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: "2020 marks the 10th anniversary 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.

Global Greening The Sydney Opera House in Australia will turn green once again on March 17th | Image: Tourism Ireland

"The success of our Global Greening initiative is due in no small part to the great work that has been carried out across the world by Irish people and the Diaspora.

"I would particularly like to thank the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the great support we receive from the Irish embassy network.

"The eagerness of cities and countries everywhere to take part underlines the strength of the deep connection that people all over the world feel to Ireland.

"More than 70 million people around the world claim links to the island of Ireland and St Patrick's Day is a truly unique opportunity to reconnect them with their heritage."

Landmarks and sites taking part in the 2020 'Global Greening':

First-time 'greenings' are marked with an '*'

Great Britain

  • London Eye
  • National Theatre, London *
  • Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly *
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol *
  • Clifford’s Tower, York
  • Wollaton Hall, Nottingham *

North America
United States

  • Madison Square Garden, New York *
  • Empire State Building, New York
  • City University of New York *
  • Boston City Hall
  • Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston
  • Chicago River
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati *
  • University of North Texas, Denton *
  • City Hall, Denver
  • Daniels & Fisher, Denver *
  • Georgian Court University, Lakewood *
  • Eiffel Tower replica, Las Vegas *
  • High Roller at The LINQ, Las Vegas
  • Keep Memory Alive Event Center (KMAEC), Las Vegas
  • The Venetian, Las Vegas
  • ‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas
  • City Hall, San Francisco
  • Saint Mary's College, South Bend *
  • University of Scranton *
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington *
  • Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester

Canada

  • Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)
  • Casa Loma, Toronto
  • Fort York, Toronto *
  • City Hall, Toronto
  • Toronto sign
  • The Distillery District (and The Heart sculpture), Toronto
  • The Cariboo Sentinel (newspaper) shop, Barkerville
  • Giant Beaver Sculpture, Beaverlodge *
  • Calgary Tower, Calgary
  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton *
  • The Big Fiddle of the Ceilidh (Fidheal Mhor A’ Ceilidh), Cape Breton Island
  • La Tour McGill (McGill College tower), Montreal
  • Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
  • University of New Brunswick *
  • Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • St John’s Convention Centre, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador *
  • Mac the Moose, Saskatchewan
  • The Big Nickel, Sudbury
  • Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver
  • World’s Largest Hockey Stick and Puck, Cowichan Community Centre,
  • Vancouver Island *
  • Sails of Light at Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Starship Enterprise replica, Vulcan *
  • Welland Canal Bridge, Welland *
  • Winnipeg sign *

Mainland Europe
Albania

  • Clock Tower of Tirana
  • Austria
  • Bridges on the Danube Canal, Vienna
  • Burgtheater, Vienna
  • Wiener Riesenrad, Vienna
  • Bergiselschanze (ski jump), Innsbruck
  • City Tower, Judenburg
  • Museum Murtal, Judenburg *
  • Puch Museum, Judenburg *
  • Mirabell Palace, Salzburg
  • SkiWelt Söll
  • Bulgaria
  • City Library, Sofia *
  • Irish Embassy, Sofia *
  • Ivan Vazov National Theatre, Sofia *
  • National Opera and Ballet of Bulgaria building, Sofia *
  • National Palace of Culture (NDK), Sofia
  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia *
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library, Sofia
  • St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo *

Belgium

  • City Hall, Brussels
  • BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels *
  • Manneken Pis statue, Brussels (“dressed” in Irish costume)
  • Smurf statue, Brussels *
  • The Hotel Brussels *
  • Burg, Bruges
  • Charles de Gaulle Bridge and saxophones, Dinant *
  • Celtic Cross, Fontenoy
  • Irish College, Leuven
  • Belfry, Mons

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo *
  • Ostrožac Castle, Cazin *

Cyprus

  • Apeitio Gymnasium (school), Agrou *
  • Czech Republic
  • Petřín Lookout Tower, Prague
  • City Hall, Ostrava
  • Chapel of the Guardian Angel, Sušice *

Denmark

  • GreenKayak clean-up, Copenhagen

Estonia

  • Skywheel Of Tallinn, Tallinn *
  • Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Tallinn *
  • TV Tower, Tallinn
  • Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom Square), Tallinn
  • Kaarsild Bridge, Tartu *

France

  • Beaugrenelle (shopping centre), Paris
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
  • Château de la Muette (headquarters of the OECD), Paris
  • Paris La Défense Arena
  • Le Carré d'Encre, Paris *
  • Moulin Rouge, Paris
  • Musée de Montmartre, Paris *
  • The Dome of Galeries Lafayette, Paris
  • Hôtel de Ville, Amiens
  • Place de la Gare, Amiens
  • Summit of the Tour Perret, Amiens *
  • Arkéa Arena, Bordeaux
  • Porte de Bourgogne, Bordeaux
  • Le Comptoir Irlandais (shop), Brest
  • Centre d’art La Malmaison, Cannes
  • Chapelle de la Miséricorde de Cannes *
  • Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez
  • Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic, Cannes *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Cannes
  • InterContinental Carlton, Cannes *
  • La Croisette, Cannes
  • Le Grand Hôtel, Cannes
  • Le Suquet, Cannes
  • Musée de la Castre, Cannes
  • Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes
  • Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes *
  • Cité de la Mer, Cherbourg *
  • Gare Maritime, Cherbourg
  • Église Saint-Martin de Cinqueux, Cinqueux *
  • Mairie d'Essert *
  • Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, Guingamp
  • Château de Pierre II, Guingamp
  • Cinéma Les Korrigans, Guingamp *
  • Badhus Kaysersberg
  • Château de Kaysersberg
  • Église Sainte-Croix, Kaysersberg *
  • Mairie de Kaysersberg
  • Pont Fortifié, Kayserberg
  • La Passerelle du Bassin du Commerce, Le Havre
  • Cours d'Estienne d'Orves, Marseille *
  • Opéra de Marseille
  • Aéroport Montpellier Méditerrannée
  • Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc *
  • Les Machines de l'île, Nantes *
  • Villa E-1027, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin *
  • Rampe des Grottes, Saint-Germain-en-Laye *
  • Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Mandé
  • Barrage Vauban, Strasbourg *
  • Château de Beaulieu, Saumur, Loire Valley

Finland

  • SkyWheel Helsinki *
  • Matti Nykäsen Mäki (ski jump), Jyväskylä *
  • Ylistö Bridge, Jyväskylä *
  • Church Stone Shelter in Kintulammi (nature reserve), Tampere *
  • Kirjastosilta Bridge, Turku *

Germany

  • Pfingsreiter Pfingsritt, Bad Kötzting *
  • Junker airplane in Bremen Airport, Bremen *
  • Reichsburg Cochem
  • McKiernan's Irish Café, Gescher
  • Rathaus, Gescher *
  • Hi-Sky, Munich *
  • Olympic Tower, Munich
  • Schneider Bräuhaus, Munich *
  • Heidecksburg Castle, Rudolstadt
  • Königsbau, Stuttgart
  • Maria-Ward-Schule, Würzburg
  • Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium, Würzburg
  • Neumünster church, Würzburg
  • Rathaus, Würzburg

Greece

  • Residence of the Ambassador of Ireland to Greece, Athens

Hungary

  • Chain Bridge, Budapest
  • Citadella, Budapest *
  • Müpa Budapest
  • Jedlik Ányos Bridge, Györ
  • House of Science and Art, Kecskemét *
  • Felszabadulási emlékmű (Liberty monument), Szombathely

Italy

  • Colonna Traiana, Rome *
  • Irish Embassy, Rome
  • Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, Rome *
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Cascata Isola del Liri (waterfall), Isola del Liri
  • UniCredit Tower, Milan *
  • Il Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well), Orvieto

Luxembourg

  • Hôtel de Ville, Luxembourg city
  • Town Hall, Niederanven *

Malta

  • Porte des Bombes, Floriana

Monaco

  • Prince’s Palace of Monaco

The Netherlands

  • Kissing Couple XXXL statue, Amsterdam *
  • De Gloriëtte, Meerssen *
  • SkyView Scheveningen Pier, The Hague
  • Windmill, Weert

Poland

  • Kosciuszki Street Bridge, Gdańsk
  • Uczniowska Street Bridge, Gdańsk
  • Centre of Culture and Art, Kalisz
  • City Hall, Kalisz
  • Galeria Echo (shopping centre), Kielce
  • Manufaktura, Łódź
  • OFF Piotrkowska (shopping mall), Łódź
  • TME Office Centre, Łódź
  • Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, Lublin
  • National Centre of Polish Song, Opole
  • Adam Mickiewicz University (main auditorium), Poznań
  • Honorary Consulate of Ireland building, Poznań
  • Poznań Główny (railway station)/AVENIDA, Poznań
  • Brama Przemyska Bridge, Przemyśl
  • City Hall, Przemyśl
  • City Hall, Rzeszów
  • Stadion Wrocław

Portugal

  • Arco da Rua Augusta, Lisbon *
  • Cristo Rei statue, Lisbon
  • Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Cascais
  • Faro Airport *
  • Castelo de Torres Vedras

Slovak Republic

  • New building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
  • Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
  • City Hall, Trnava
  • Trnava University (education faculty), Trnava *
  • Bank of Žilina (historical building), Žilina *
  • Slovenia
  • Triple Bridge, Ljubljana
  • Square below Škofja Loka Castle, Škofja Loka *

Spain

  • Cibeles Fountain, Madrid
  • Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid
  • Plaza de España, Adeje, Tenerife
  • Town Hall, Altea *
  • Tower of Hércules, A Coruña, Galicia
  • St Patrick’s Chapel, Llanes
  • Ayuntamiento, Santander
  • Calle Tetuán, Santander
  • Ayuntamiento, Tortosa
  • Mercado Municipal, Tortosa
  • Puente del Tortosa, Tortosa

Sweden

  • Vasa warship, Stockholm
  • Ståltheten Oxelösund *

Australia and New Zealand
Australia

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Town Hall, Sydney
  • State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Adelaide Irish Club *
  • Adelaide Oval *
  • City Hall, Brisbane *
  • King George Square, Brisbane *
  • Reddacliff Place sculptures, Brisbane *
  • Sandgate Town Hall, Brisbane *
  • Story Bridge, Brisbane *
  • Tropical Display Dome, Brisbane *
  • Victoria Bridge, Brisbane *
  • The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
  • Flinders Street Railway Station, Melbourne *
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Bell Tower, Perth
  • Council House, Perth
  • Crown Perth
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth
  • Matagarup Bridge, Perth
  • Mount Street Bridge, Perth *
  • Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Perth Airport
  • Trafalgar Bridge, Perth *
  • Yagan Square, Perth
  • City Hall clock tower, Newcastle *
  • New Zealand
  • Sky Tower, Auckland
  • Viaduct Harbour, Auckland *
  • 125 Queen Street, Auckland *
  • Carter Fountain, Wellington *
  • Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

New Zealand

  • Sky Tower, Auckland
  • Viaduct Harbour, Auckland *
  • 125 Queen Street, Auckland *
  • Carter Fountain, Wellington *
  • Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Emerging Markets
Argentina

  • Obelisk of Buenos Aires

Chile

  • Correo Central (historic post office building), Santiago
  • Museo Histórico Nacional, Santiago
  • Palacio Consistorial, Santiago
  • Statue of the Virgin Mary on Cerro San Cristóbal, Santiago
  • ESO's Paranal Observatory, Atacama Desert *

Colombia

  • Edificio Tierra Firme, Bogotá *
  • Santuario de Monserrate, Bogotá
  • Puente del Bicentenario, Bucaramanga *
  • Cerro de las Tres Cruces, Cali
  • Cristo Rey statue, Cali
  • Fuente Ornamental Loma de la Cruz, Cali *
  • Monumento Aves del Río, Cali *
  • Virgen de Yanaconas, Cali *
  • Centro de Convenciones Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena
  • Plaza Mayor Convention Centre, Medellín
  • Israel
  • Water Tower, Ramat Gan

Japan

  • Ise Ohtorii, Ise City
  • Karakora Art Studio, Matsue
  • Cosmo Clock 21, Yokohama *
  • Yokohama Port Opening Hall, Yokohama *

Jordan

  • Temple of Hercules, Amman
  • Qatar
  • Barahat Msheireb, Doha *
  • National Museum of Qatar, Doha *

Russia

  • Central Telegraph building, Moscow
  • Izvestia Hall, Moscow
  • Krymsky Bridge, Moscow *
  • Rossiya Theatre, Moscow
  • Palace Bridge, St Petersburg *

Thailand

  • All Seasons Place, Bangkok *
  • City Hall, Bangkok *
  • Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok *

United Arab Emirates

  • Abu Dhabi University *
  • Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi
  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai
  • Dubai Frame *
  • Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai *

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