Falls guy Coveney turns Niagara green for St Patrick’s Day


Housing Minister SImon Coveney switches on the green lights at Niagara Falls in Canada to kick off the St Patrick’s celebrations in the country.

Coveney – tipped to be one of the front-runners to succeed Enda Kenny as Taoiseach – is in Canada as part of the “Promote Ireland” programme around St Patrick’s Day helping to grow tourism to Ireland. The famous falls are just one of over 200 famous landmarks and iconic sites which will go green this week, as part of Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative.

Jim Kelly, Irish Ambassador to Canada; Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland; and Minister Simon Coveney, at Niagara Falls


New ‘green’ sites and monuments include New York’s One World Trade Center, City Hall in London, Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona, Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well) in Orvieto, the four principal monuments in the town of Cosenza (Calabria), City Hall in Antwerp (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Cloth Hall in Ypres, Matsue Castle in Japan, Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea, a rhino statue in Nairobi National Park, as well as an Ethiopian Airlines airplane in Addis Ababa.



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