Carlow Castle among the sites across the country 'going green' for St Patrick's Day

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The Office of Public Works (OPW) in association with Fáilte Ireland and the St Patrick’s Festival Organisation has announced details of the "greening" of heritage sites and State buildings for the duration of the 2019 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.

Among the sites "going green" this year will be Carlow Castle. 

The OPW will light heritage sites and State buildings for the duration of the festival, from March 14-18, by using green filters, specialist lamps and existing lighting control systems.

Minister for the OPW and Flood Relief Kevin 'Boxer' Moran said: "My office is delighted to participate once again in this very important national and international initiative which celebrates our unique cultural heritage and shines a light on Ireland. 

"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."