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The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Fiora Sacco

The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Fiora Sacco

Fiora Sacco Photography

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara lights up for St Patrick's Day (file photo)

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara lights up for St Patrick's Day (file photo)

The Dubai Frame in the UAE joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland.

The Dubai Frame in the UAE joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland.

Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Hilaea Media/Dado Galdieri

Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Hilaea Media/Dado Galdieri

The ‘Welcome’ Sign in Las Vegas, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – PG Photo

The ‘Welcome’ Sign in Las Vegas, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – PG Photo

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina outside the Áras which turned green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina outside the Áras which turned green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Reginald's Tower in Waterford. Photo: Colin Shanahan / DigicolPhotography.com

Reginald's Tower in Waterford. Photo: Colin Shanahan / DigicolPhotography.com

Puerta Alcala in Madrid, Spain

Puerta Alcala in Madrid, Spain

The Cliff House Hotel in Co Waterford goes green. Photo by Colin Shanahan (@DigiColMedia) with lighting by EveryEvent, facilitated by Waterford County Council.

The Cliff House Hotel in Co Waterford goes green. Photo by Colin Shanahan (@DigiColMedia) with lighting by EveryEvent, facilitated by Waterford County Council.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Salthill Prom in Galway goes green for St Patrick's Day. Photo: Boyd Challenger

The Salthill Prom in Galway goes green for St Patrick's Day. Photo: Boyd Challenger

The Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal in Suzhou, China, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Meitu

The Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal in Suzhou, China, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Meitu

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel in Australia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel in Australia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Hazelwood House in Co Sligo. Photo: Eddie Lee (Twitter: @EdSligo)

Hazelwood House in Co Sligo. Photo: Eddie Lee (Twitter: @EdSligo)

Rakvere Castle in Rakvere, Estonia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Annika Haas

Rakvere Castle in Rakvere, Estonia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Annika Haas

The Falls Hotel in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Pic: Ruth Vaughan Photography

The Falls Hotel in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Pic: Ruth Vaughan Photography

A new online film featuring a swarm of 500 drones animating the skies of Dublin in a spectacular light show has been unveiled, to wish the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day. The film – called ‘Orchestra of Light’ – was created by St Patrick’s Festival, Tourism Ireland and Dublin City Council earlier this month. (Pic: Allen Kiely)

A new online film featuring a swarm of 500 drones animating the skies of Dublin in a spectacular light show has been unveiled, to wish the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day. The film – called ‘Orchestra of Light’ – was created by St Patrick’s Festival, Tourism Ireland and Dublin City Council earlier this month. (Pic: Allen Kiely)

Niagara Falls (On Both the Canadian and US Sides), Canada, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Niagara Falls (On Both the Canadian and US Sides), Canada, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

A Volkswagen Beetle in the Volkswagen museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. The Beetle was built in Ireland in 1949. Pic – Chris Franjkovic

A Volkswagen Beetle in the Volkswagen museum in Wolfsburg, Germany, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. The Beetle was built in Ireland in 1949. Pic – Chris Franjkovic

Chris Franjkovic

Bunratty Castle in Clare and the GPO in Dublin City Centre are among well-known buildings taking part in the National St Patrick’s Day Festival programme “Solas: Awakening Ireland”, a nationwide series of illuminations, which will see these and other iconic buildings immersed in light. Photo: Shannon Group

Bunratty Castle in Clare and the GPO in Dublin City Centre are among well-known buildings taking part in the National St Patrick’s Day Festival programme “Solas: Awakening Ireland”, a nationwide series of illuminations, which will see these and other iconic buildings immersed in light. Photo: Shannon Group

Musée de la Castre in Cannes, France, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Musée de la Castre in Cannes, France, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Burj Al Arab, Dubai, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Burj Al Arab, Dubai, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier, California, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier, California, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Jason J Mulikita

Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Jason J Mulikita

The Jääsauna 52 (Ice Sauna) in Tampere, Finland, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Jääsauna 52 (Ice Sauna) in Tampere, Finland, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The great stalactite at Doolin Cave, Co Clare, goes green for St Patrick's Day.

The great stalactite at Doolin Cave, Co Clare, goes green for St Patrick's Day.

A new online film featuring a swarm of 500 drones animating the skies of Dublin in a spectacular light show has been unveiled, to wish the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day. The film – called ‘Orchestra of Light’ – was created by St Patrick’s Festival, Tourism Ireland and Dublin City Council earlier this month. (Pic: Allen Kiely)

A new online film featuring a swarm of 500 drones animating the skies of Dublin in a spectacular light show has been unveiled, to wish the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day. The film – called ‘Orchestra of Light’ – was created by St Patrick’s Festival, Tourism Ireland and Dublin City Council earlier this month. (Pic: Allen Kiely)

Bled Castle in Slovenia joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Miro Zalokar

Bled Castle in Slovenia joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Miro Zalokar

The Franciscan friary at Adare, Co Limerick. Photo courtesy of Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

The Franciscan friary at Adare, Co Limerick. Photo courtesy of Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

The Hemisfèric at Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences in Spain

The Hemisfèric at Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences in Spain

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Armagh has been streaming a six-day Home of St Patrick Festival to the world. Pic: Patrick Hughes Photography

Armagh has been streaming a six-day Home of St Patrick Festival to the world. Pic: Patrick Hughes Photography

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Stockholm Public Library, Sweden, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Stockholm Public Library, Sweden, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Bragança Castle a medieval castle located in the historic centre of the city of Bragança, Portugal, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Bragança Castle a medieval castle located in the historic centre of the city of Bragança, Portugal, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Arch of Hadrian a triumphal arch not far from Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day.  Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Arch of Hadrian a triumphal arch not far from Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Long March to Freedom statues in Cape Town, South Africa, join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Alfonso Stoffels

The Long March to Freedom statues in Cape Town, South Africa, join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Alfonso Stoffels

The Skywheel Helsinki (and the Skysauna Gondola Cabin) in Helsinki, Finland, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Skywheel Helsinki (and the Skysauna Gondola Cabin) in Helsinki, Finland, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The KL Tower, a communications tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Lee Gim Hong

The KL Tower, a communications tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Lee Gim Hong

Faro International Airport, Portugal, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Faro International Airport, Portugal, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Holland will be shining a green light on its huge Kissing Couple statue. Photo: Nils van Houts

Holland will be shining a green light on its huge Kissing Couple statue. Photo: Nils van Houts

Calgary Tower in Calgary, Canada, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Bookstrucker

Calgary Tower in Calgary, Canada, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Bookstrucker

The Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Palacio Del Segundo Cabo in Havana, Cuba, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Palacio Del Segundo Cabo in Havana, Cuba, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Palazzo Merlato in Procida, Italy, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Palazzo Merlato in Procida, Italy, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

Vilnius TV Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Vytautas Gudaitis

Vilnius TV Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Vytautas Gudaitis

Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Shuki Amzalag

Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Shuki Amzalag

The Cultural Centre Of Quảng Trị Province in Đông Hà, Vietnam, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Cultural Centre Of Quảng Trị Province in Đông Hà, Vietnam, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Palm Fountain at The Pointe Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, in the UAE, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Palm Fountain at The Pointe Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, in the UAE, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Tourism Ireland

The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, joins Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative to mark St Patrick’s Day. Pic – Fiora Sacco

All over the world, iconic landmarks and buildings are turning green for St Patrick's Day. Our gallery shows the highlights of this extraordinary show.

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