OPW announces ‘Greening’ of Heritage Sites and State Buildings as part of the 2019 National St Patrick’s Festival

12 March 19

The Office of Public Works (OPW) in association with Fáilte Ireland and the St. Patrick’s Festival Organisation is delighted to announce details of the ‘greening’ of Heritage sites and State buildings for the duration of the 2019 St. Patrick’s Festival.  This campaign, which celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and promotes Ireland both nationally and internationally, has gone from strength to strength with significant numbers of notable landmark buildings which are 'greening' for the Festival.

The OPW will light Heritage sites and State buildings for the duration of the festival, from 14 - 18 March 2019, by using green filters, specialist lamps and existing lighting control systems.

Minister for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin 'Boxer' Moran said, "My Office is delighted to participate once again in this very important national and international initiative which celebrates our unique cultural heritage and shines a light on Ireland.  I would encourage all to participate in the St. Patrick’s Festival events and to celebrate what we, as a nation, have to offer as represented by our world-renowned Heritage sites and State buildings."

The following are the Heritage sites and State buildings that will be transformed for the five-day greening celebration:

  • 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin (OPW Dublin Office)
  • Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin
  • Athenry Castle, Athenry, Co. Galway
  • Boyle Abbey, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
  • Cahir Castle, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
  • Carlow Castle, Carlow, Co. Carlow
  • Casino Marino, Dublin
  • Collins Barracks, Dublin
  • Custom House, Dublin
  • Donegal Castle, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
  • Dublin Castle Lower Yard, Dublin
  • Dublin Castle Upper Yard, Dublin
  • Ennis Court House, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • Ennis Friary, Co. Clare
  • Dept. of Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Dublin
  • Farmleigh Estate – The Water Tower, Dublin
  • Four Courts, Dublin
  • Government Buildings, Dublin
  • Iveagh House, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
  • Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny
  • Kilmainham Courthouse, Dublin
  • Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin - Entrance
  • Leinster House, Dublin
  • Dept of Education & Skills, Marlbourgh Street Complex, Dublin
  • National Concert Hall (NCH), Dublin
  • National Gallery, Merrion Street Entrance, Dublin
  • National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin
  • National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin
  • Natural History Museum, Dublin
  • Phoenix Monument, Chesterfield Avenue, Phoenix Park, Dublin
  • Quin Abbey, Quin, Co. Clare
  • Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin
  • Rock of Cashel, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
  • Ross Castle, Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK), Dublin - Clock Tower
  • St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin – Entrance (Shelbourne Hotel Side)
  • Trim Castle, Co. Meath


For further information please contact OPW Client Services and Communications at 046 942 6106 or opwcsc@opw.ie

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