Landmark buildings in Dublin are bathed in green light to mark St Patrick’s Day.
From top: Leinster House, City Hall, Trinity College, Bank of Ireland (College Green), Christchurch Cathedral and Áras an Uachtaráin.
Taoiseach leo Varadkar (above) and with Northern ireland Secretary Karen Bradley at the ireland Funds dinner.
The National Buildings Museum, Washoington.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addresses the Ireland Funds
“American ideas and American values that spread around the world meant that a young boy growing up in Ireland, with an Indian father and an Irish mother, could dream of one day becoming the leader of his country, believing that the time would come when people would be judged on their principles and their ideals, on the content of their character and the quality of their work, and not on their sexuality or the colour of their skin…”
Never wear the green self-tied, elasticated dicky bow.
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Pics’; RTE/ Niall Carson (PA)
Mark Hamill as Luke Slywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Via St Patrick’s Festival:
This year, for the very first time, St. Patrick’s Festival appoints an International Guest of Honour. Mark Hamill, star of the stage and screen, and known for his Star Wars role of Luke Skywalker, will be welcomed back to our shores as the inaugural International Guest of Honour.
The new honourary role of International Guest of Honour has been created to celebrate the achievements of an individual from the worlds of business, the arts, or the media, who has a special connection or significant affinity with Ireland.
The role will be an opportunity to recognise and celebrate their relationship with and contribution to our country. While here Mark will be a special guest in the Presidential stand to view the National Festival Parade on March 17th.
St Patrick’s Festival
Pic: John Wilson/Lucasfilm
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin (above left) and Tourism and Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons showing some of the world landmarks going green around St Patricks Day – including a number of new additions, including the Leaning Tower of Pisa (top left).
2018 marks the 9th year of tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative.
Soon the whole world will be bathed in emerald.
And the next phase can begin.
Mother duck (on the right) not happy with the Paddy’s Day celebrations in Dundrum!
And in other lurid green weekend news…
Marina O’Reilly twaskz:
This is the cotton pad I just used to remove my #paddysday nail polish. Anyone else think it resembles something??
On Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Mark Malone tweetz:
Solidarity message. “Happy St Patrick’s Day to the undocumented in the US from the undocumented in Ireland.”