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05 Mar 2019

42 sites in Poland join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening for St Patrick’s Day 2019

~ Polish museums, stadiums, railway stations, an opera house and city halls set to go green to celebrate our national day ~

Some 42 sites around Poland have signed up to take part in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening 2019 – reinforcing the strong connection between Poland and Ireland. From city halls, to railway stations, museums and bridges – various sites and buildings in 16 different Polish cities will take on a green hue on 17 March.  

A giant chair sculpture, in the city of Wroclaw in western Poland, designed by painter and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor and known as Krzesło Kantora, will participate in the Global Greening campaign for the first time. Anther first time ‘greening’ is the National Centre of Polish Song in the city of Opole, in southern Poland, where concerts are held all year round.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This is the 10th year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and I am delighted to see 42 Polish sites participating for 2019, reinforcing the strong bonds between Poland and Ireland. I would particularly like to thank the Irish Embassy in Warsaw for their great support in persuading so many buildings and sites to come on board. 

“St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the real start of the tourism season for us; our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world and to convey the message that Ireland offers the warmest of welcomes and great fun, as well as wonderful scenery and heritage.”
  The City Hall in Poznań, Centennial Hall in Wroclaw and Galeria Echo in Kielce will join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening once again in 2019.

Notes To Editors

POLISH SITES TAKING PART IN TOURISM IRELAND’S GLOBAL GREENING INITIATIVE 2019
•    Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
•    Hotel President, Bielsko-Biala 
•    Kosciuszki Street Bridge, Gdańsk
•    Uczniowska Street Bridge, Gdańsk
•    Centre of Culture and Art, Kalisz *
•    City Hall, Kalisz
•    Baszta Dorotka (Dorothy Tower), Kalisz *
•    Spodek (arena), Katowice
•    City Hall, Kielce *
•    Galeria Echo (shopping centre), Kielce 
•    Regional Cultural Centre, Kielce *
•    Father Bernatek (Kladka Bernatka) footbridge, Kraków
•    Lipska Street flyover, Kraków
•    Tauron Arena, Kraków 
•    Manufaktura, Łódź *
•    OFF Piotrkowska (shopping mall), Łódź
•    TME Office Centre, Łódź *
•    Centre for the Meetings of Cultures, Lublin
•    National Centre of Polish Song, Opole *  
•    Adam Mickiewicz University (main auditorium), Poznań *
•    Archaeological Museum, Poznań
•    Bishop Jordan Bridge, Poznań
•    City Hall, Poznań
•    Honorary Consulate of Ireland building, Poznań *
•    MTP Spire, Poznań 
•    Poznań Główny (railway station) *
•    Raczyński Library, Poznań
•    Brama Przemyska Bridge, Przemyśl 
•    City Hall, Rzeszów
•    Centennial Hall, Wrocław
•    Contemporary Museum, Wrocław *
•    Grunwaldzki Bridge, Wrocław
•    Krzesło Kantora (chair sculpture), Wrocław *
•    Lower Silesian Governor's Office, Wrocław *
•    National Museum, Wrocław 
•    Opera House, Wrocław  
•    Stadion Wrocław  
•    University Bridge, Wrocław  
•    University of Wrocław  
•    Wrocław Główny (railway station) *
•    Szyb Maciej, Zabrze
•    City Hall, Zamość