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02 Jul 2020

Top visitor attractions light up red to celebrate Canada Day

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Titanic Belfast were lit up in red as the sun set yesterday evening, to mark Canada Day (1 July). The illumination was organised by Tourism Ireland in Toronto to keep the island of Ireland to the fore in Canada.

Images of both sites illuminated in red will be shared by Tourism Ireland with influential travel and lifestyle journalists in Canada, as well as via Tourism Ireland’s social media channels – highlighting our strong links with Canada and demonstrating a symbol of friendship between the island of Ireland and Canada.

Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada, said: “Tourism Ireland is delighted that Canada Day is being marked this week on the island of Ireland, with two of our most popular visitor attractions lighting up in red. The illumination indicates a gesture of genuine friendship between Canada and the island of Ireland. We look forward to welcoming Canadian visitors to Ireland, as soon as the time is right.”


  Titanic Belfast, lit up in red to mark Canada Day (1 July); the illumination was organised by Tourism Ireland in Toronto.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed almost 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of almost €5.8 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 23+ million visitors in 2019.