DUBLIN – 15 March 2017 – The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) will light its signature ring beams green on 17th March for the seventh year as part of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative for St. Patrick’s Day.
The annual initiative, which sees a host of major landmarks around the world turn green for St Patrick’s Day, has grown from strength to strength, with many new landmarks signing up to take part this year.
One World Trade Center in New York, City Hall and Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona and Cloth Hall in Ypres will join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening for the first time.
The new sites will join some ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years including the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the London Eye, the Great Wall of China, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Niagara Falls, Burj al Arab in Dubai, the Chain Bridge in Budapest, the Sky Tower in New Zealand and Matsue Castle in Japan.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland commented, “This is the eighth 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 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.”
St. Patrick's Festival takes place from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March 2017 in Dublin.
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Head of Marketing & Communications
The Convention Centre Dublin
About The CCD
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre. Located in the heart of Dublin city, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, The CCD has won a total of 34 industry awards since opening.