Global Greening 2017

As every year, this year some of the most famous landmarks will turn green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day! So, even if you are not in Ireland, you can get a little dose of Irish spirit by marveling green attractions around the world! Stadiums, statues, castles and towers will go green to celebrate our national day, including One World Trade Center in New York, City Hall and Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona and Cloth Hall in Ypres  which join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening for the first time! 

You can of course enjoy greening of Irish landmarks as well, if you are lucky enough to be spending Paddy’s Day in Ireland. Every year more and more attractions turn green in celebration of St Patrick’s festival. it really looks awesome! 

Note: first time ‘greenings’ marked *

Great Britain

  • London Eye
  • Nelson’s Column, London
  • Heron Tower, London *
  • City Hall, London *
  • Selfridges, London
  • Selfridges, Birmingham
  • Trafford Centre, Manchester

North America
United States

  • One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower), New York *
  • Empire State Building, New York
  • Aisling Irish Community Center, New York 
  • Civic Opera House, Chicago 
  • Chicago Gaelic Park 
  • Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago *
  • John Hancock Center, Chicago
  • Navy Pier, Chicago 
  • Novak Construction, Chicago
  • One Prudential Plaza, Chicago
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago 
  • State Street, Chicago
  • Wrigley Building, Chicago
  • ‘Welcome’ sign, Las Vegas
  • City Hall, San Francisco
  • Pacific Science Center, Seattle


  • Niagara Falls (on both the Canadian and US sides)
  • Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
  • The Distillery District, Toronto
  • Whistler (ski resort)

Mainland Europe

  • Wiener Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel), Vienna
  • Bergisel Sprungschanze Stadion (ski jump), Innsbruck


  • Manneken Pis statue, Brussels (“dressed” in Irish costume)
  • City Hall, Antwerp *
  • Cloth Hall, Ypres *
  • Town Hall, Mons


  • Irish Ice Fishing Championship, Tampere *
  • Restaurant RantaCasino, Heinola 


  • Bandić fountains, Zagreb *


  • Municipal Town Hall, Nicosia 


  • Roue de Paris, Tuileries Gardens, Paris
  • Irish Embassy, Paris
  • Tapis rouge lumineux (red carpet), Cannes *
  • L’Hôtel de Ville, Cannes 
  • La Croisette, Cannes 
  • Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes 
  • Tour de la Castre au Suquet, Cannes 


  • Neumünster church, Würzburg 
  • Rathaus (Town Hall), Würzburg


  • Colosseum, Rome
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa 
  • Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well), Orvieto *
  • Teatro Alfonso Rendano (Rendano Theatre), Cosenza *
  • Castello Normanno-Svevo (Swabian Norman Castle), Cosenza *
  • Municipio (Town Hall), Cosenza *
  • Fontane Danzanti (Dancing Fountains), Cosenza *


  • Riga City Council


  • Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
  • University Bridge, Bydgoszcz     
  • Spodek (arena), Katowice *
  • Galeria Echo (shopping centre), Kielce 
  • Father Bernatek (Kladka Bernatka) footbridge, Kraków
  • Lipska Street flyover, Kraków
  • Tauron Arena, Kraków 
  • Arena Lublin
  • Ratusz (Town Hall), Poznań 
  • Stadion Wroclaw 
  • Ratusz (Town Hall), Rzeszów


  • National Sanctuary of Cristo Rei (Christ the King statue), Lisbon
  • Museu Condes de Castro Guimarães, Cascais

The Netherlands

  • Windmill, Weert 


  • Sheraton Hotel, Bucharest *


  • Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava


  • Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona *
  • Fountains on Gran Via, Barcelona * 
  • City Council, Murcia *


  • The Rhine Falls, near Zurich                     

Australia and New Zealand

  • Town Hall, Sydney 
  • State Library of New South Wales, Sydney 
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane 
  • Perth Airport *
  • The Bell Tower, Perth
  • Council House, Perth 
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth
  • State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

New Zealand

  • Sky Tower, Auckland

Emerging markets

  • Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro
  • Sede da FIESP (headquarters of Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo), São Paulo*


  • Great Wall of China


  • Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350, Addis Ababa *


  • Water Tower, Ramat Gan (near Tel Aviv) *


  • Torii of the Ise Grand Shrine, Ise, Mie Prefecture 
  • Matsue Castle, Matsue *
  • Karakoro Art Studio, Matsue


  • Rhino statue, Nairobi National Park * 


  • Fortress of Maputo *


  • Yasser Arafat Museum, Ramallah *


  • Tverskaya Street, Moscow


  • Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali * 

South Korea

  • Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge), Busan * 

United Arab Emirates

  • Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai


  • Equator Sign and Line, Uganda

Guys, don’t miss it! St Patrick’s Day is more than a day. It is cross border celebration, but there is no better place to celebrate than right here. Barnacles Hostels are after all, green all year round!