Rock of Cashel
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 2018 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 15 - 19 March 2018, by using green filters, specialist lamps and existing lighting control systems.
In Tipperary Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel will go green.
Minister for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin “Boxer” Moran said, “My Office is delighted to participate in this very important national and international initiative which celebrates our unique cultural heritage and shines a light on Ireland. This year I am particularly pleased that we are “greening” additional iconic Heritage sites and State buildings, including the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, Quin Abbey in Clare and the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. 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 OPW also announced that it is holding a “#OPWGoesGreen” photography competition to celebrate the greening of the Heritage sites and state buildings that it manages. Why not take a photograph of yourself at your favourite Heritage site or State building that “Goes Green” and be in with a chance to win. Up for grabs are ten prizes of a Family Heritage Card which provides free admission to all fee-paying State managed OPW Heritage Sites located throughout the country for one year from the date of first use. The competition details are available on Facebook and Twitter.
The following are the Heritage sites and State buildings that will be transformed for the four-day greening celebration and to which the photography competition applies:-
52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin
Athenry Castle, Athenry, Co. Galway
Boyle Abbey, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Cahir Castle, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
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
Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Dublin
Farmleigh - 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
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, 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
Terms and Conditions of the competition are available from www.heritageireland.ie
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