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More than 100 landmark buildings and iconic sites turning a shade of green to honour Ireland’s national holiday.

Barcelona - Proud capital of Catalonia - Skibbereen Eagle

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In ancient times, Ireland’s dramatic western seacoast was thought to be the edge of the world. Now a touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way, connects more than 150 “discovery p…

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The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil goes green for St. Patrick's Day

Famous landmarks of the world turn green for St Patrick's Day

Guinness has not been Irish for many years, it moved to England in the 1930's to list on the Stock Exchange and these days is part of the London based multi-national Diageo. This has led to some self conscious advertising in Ireland  such as when they hired a Brit advertising agency to tell us "It's your Beer!" Eh, thanks Brits, we kinda knew that!

My great grandfather started working here in 1894 aged 14 in the Cask Department. He later worked as a clerk in the Transport Department.

'Smithereens' is an Irish word. It derives from, or is possibly the source of, the modern Irish 'smidirín', which means 'small fragments'. There is a town near Baltimore, close to the south-west coast of Ireland, called Skibbereen. The name means 'little boat harbour' and it is tempting to imagine sailing ships arriving there from the wild Atlantic by being 'blown to Skibbereen'.

Skibb and West Cork have a thriving foodie culture with dedicated artisan producers, thriving markets where these produces sell direct and chefs who bring this bounty to your table.

Killiney Martello Tower No. 7

Inauguration of restored Martello Tower No. 7 at Killiney, Co. Dublin, Ireland on Saturday July 2008 and firing of 24 lb.

The Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, in Jordan

Going green: Landmarks across the world honour Ireland

Westport House, Westport, Ireland - childhood home of Lady Florence Beresford-Ash www.ashbrookestate.com derry/londonderry

Here is a stunning picture of Westport House in Westport, County Mayo. It is the stately home of the Marquess of Sligo. It was built by the Browne family in the Century. Enjoy this terrific picture and Share with friends.