OPW announces Greening of State Buildings for St Patricks Festival 2016

14 March 16

The Office of Public Works (OPW) today (14 March 2016) is delighted to announce that it will be ‘greening’ State buildings for the duration of the 2016 St Patrick’s Festival.

This is the fourth year that OPW will ‘go green’ for the festival and it underscores the important role that the Office plays in the provision of property and heritage services throughout the country.   OPW will light State building and heritage sites for the duration of the festival – 17-20 March 2016 by using green filters, specialist lamps and existing lighting control systems.  The following are the buildings and sites that will be transformed for the four-day celebration:

St Patrick’s Festival 2016 Greening (17th to 20th March)

  • Leinster House
  • Government Buildings
  • Enterprise Trade & Employment
  • Dublin Castle Lower Yard
  • Dublin Castle Upper Yard
  • Four Courts
  • Custom House
  • Casino Marino
  • Marlbourgh Street Complex
  • National Concert Hall (NCH)
  • Entrance to St Stephens Green – Shelbourne Hotel Side
  • Collins Barracks
  • Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) – Clock Tower
  • Natural History Museum
  • Phoenix Monument
  • Aras an Uachtarain
  • Farmleigh – Water Tower
  • Iveagh House
  • Trim Castle
  • Ross Castle
  • Cahir Castle
  • 52 St Stephens Green
  • Ennis Friary
  • Donegal Castle
  • Rathfarnham Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Ennis Court House
  • Boyle Abbey
  • Athenry Castle
  • National Museum – Kildare Street
  • National Library – Kildare Street
  • Kilmainham Gaol – Entrance
  • Kilmainham Courthouse


For further information please contact Colette Davis, OPW Press Officer at 087 947 5552 or colette.davis@opw.ie