Baa-appy St Patrick’s Day!
The whole world seems to be celebrating St Patrick’s Day – even a flock of sheep in Scotland (West Lothian) has turned green to join in the celebrations.
And, in another coup for Irish tourism, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco will join the Irish Ambassador to France and Monaco, Paul Kavanagh, tonight to ‘green’ the façade of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco in honour of St Patrick. March 17 also sees the Sydney Opera House take on a green hue once again.
This ‘greening’ activity is part of a global initiative by Tourism Ireland whereby landmark sites such as Selfridges and the London Eye (London), Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Burj al Arab in Dubai and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai turn a shade of green for the weekend.
“St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the real start of the tourism season for us and we’re delighted to be continuing our ‘greening’ initiative again this year,” said Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland. “Our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world, while also showcasing our wonderful tourism offering to a huge global audience”.