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Galway City Gets In On Global Greening

Mar 14, 2014

Along with iconic buildings around the globe, Galway City is getting in on the act of 'greening' iconic buildings around the city for the St Patrick's Weekend.

Galway's Town Hall Theatre in Courthouse Square, the City Museum at Spanish Arch, The Spanish Arch itself, The Browne Doorway and the Sails sculpture in Eyre Square, City Hall on College Road and the iconic Mutton Island Lighthouse off the Claddagh in Galway Bay will all be glowing green after dark over the coming weekend. The City Manager, Brendan McGrath, set the initiative in motion in Galway following the lead of Tourism Ireland around the world.

The 'Global Greening', which will have buildings illuminated green around the city sees Galway join a host of major landmarks and iconic sites around the world turn green for St Patrick's Day including a host of sites in Galway's sister-city of Chicago - including Soldier Field stadium (home to the famous Chicago Bears team), the Trump International Hotel & Towe, the Wrigley Building and Millennium Park.

These join the Pyramids in Egypt, the 'Welcome' sign in Las Vegas, the Sydney Opera House, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the London Eye, Table Mountain in South Africa, Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building in New York, which will all be going green again this year.