St. Patrick’s Day to be visible from space this year

first_imgNews Pinterest Facebook St. Patrick’s Day to be visible from space this year WhatsApp Previous article140 dogs saved in States biggest canine rescue in Co LeitrimNext articleJudge warns Joe O’Reilly appeal cannot be based on ‘mere assertion’ admin Facebook Twitter St. Patrick’s Day will be seen from space this year as the Egyptian pyramids go green on March 17th.They will join the list of iconic landmarks around the world that turn emerald for St. Patrick’s Day.Tourism Ireland has also announced that the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil has joined its “Global Greening” initiative, along with the Welcome sign in Las Vegas, the home ground of Bayern Munich Football Club in Germany and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.Some €5 million worth of publicityThe initiative costs around €35,000 a year; but speaking at the launch the Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar said Tourism Ireland gets a lot of “bang for it’s buck” as it generates around €5 million worth of publicity.The Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons paid tribute to the work of Irish people around the world, who he said are responsible for the success of the initiative.And he said that not all of the landmarks approached are keen to go green.Some ask for money in return – and that is not an option, according to Minister Varadkar.Niall Gibbons also said he has written to the Private Secretary of the Queen of England to ask if Buckingham Palace wants to join the ranks of those going green but he is still waiting for a reply. Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Major landmarks & iconic sites around the world joining Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ on St. Patrick’s Day 2013:Great BritainHMS Belfast, LondonClyde Auditorium, affectionately known as ‘the Armadillo’ (SECC), GlasgowTown Hall, ManchesterNorth AmericaNiagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)‘Welcome’ sign, Las VegasCity Hall, Houston, TexasCoitTower, City Hall and the FerryBuilding Marketplace, San FranciscoMainland EuropeThe Little Mermaid, DenmarkLeaning Tower of Pisa, ItalyPrince’s Palace, MonacoAllianz Arena, Munich, GermanyTV tower in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, Germany‘Lighthouse’ in Düsseldorf, GermanyOdeonsplatz in central Munich, GermanyInternationalSchool, Bonn, GermanyTower of Hercules, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Galicia, SpainBurgtheater (City Hall), Vienna, AustriaManneken Pis statue, Belgium (“dressed” in Irish costume)Australia and New ZealandSydney Opera House, AustraliaSkyTower in Auckland, New ZealandEmerging marketsChrist the Redeemer statue, BrazilPyramids and the Sphinx, EgyptBurj Al Arab, DubaiCitadel, Amman, JordanTable Mountain, South AfricaWheel of Excellence at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, South Africa Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Twitter By admin – February 13, 2013 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more