Tourism Ireland kicked off its 2019 programme of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world on March 11th, with a special reception in the House of Lords in London.

The event, celebrating British-Irish relations, was attended by Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley, members of the House of Lords and House of Commons, as well as leaders of the Irish community living in London, travel trade, business tourism and media contacts.

The House of Lords event marks the start of a programme of promotional activity for Tourism Ireland around the world this week. Tourism Ireland’s St Patrick’s 2019 programme will span Great Britain, Mainland Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, as well as emerging tourism markets like China and the Middle East.

Over the coming days, hundreds of landmarks and sites around the world will be illuminated in green as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2019 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick. From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of buildings and sites around the world will be turning a shade of green.

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