News

Dublin Sees Red for 2017 Chinese New Year

Dublin Sees Red for 2017 Chinese New Year

For the second year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings were illuminated in red to mark the 2017 Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rooster.

REPRO FREE27/01/2017, Dublin – For the second year in a row, some of Dublin’s best-known buildings were illuminated in red this evening (Friday, 27 January), to mark the 2017 Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rooster. Dublin City Council and Tourism Ireland arranged for 12 civic buildings and sites to be illuminated in red, in appreciation of Beijing’s agreement to turn the iconic Great Wall of China into the ‘Green Wall of China’ once again on St Patrick’s Day this year – joining Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for the fourth year in a row.PIC SHOWS: Fei Huang, Chinese Embassy; Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor of Dublin; H.E. Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland; and Dr Juliette Hussey, Trinity College Dublin, in front of Trinity College, which was illuminated in red to mark Chinese New Year.Pic – Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography (no repro fee)Further press info – Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland 087 685 9027

Fei Huang, Chinese Embassy; Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive, Tourism Ireland; Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor of Dublin; H.E. Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland; and Dr Juliette Hussey, Trinity College Dublin, in front of Trinity College, which was illuminated in red to mark the Chinese New Year

Following last year’s inaugural celebration in lights, which saw the Mansion House and City Hall illuminated in red for Chinese New Year, 12 Dublin buildings and landmarks in Dublin city centre, Smithfield and The Liberties are lighting up red this year, to mark the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. They include:

  • City Hall
  • Civic Offices, Wood Quay
  • Chester Beatty Library
  • Mansion House
  • National Concert Hall
  • Smithfield Square
  • Smithfield Tower
  • Convention Centre Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Medieval city walls and the gates on Cook Street (The Liberties)
  • Glass spire of the Pearse Lyons Distillery (The Liberties)
  • Westin Dublin

Dublin City Council and Tourism Ireland arranged for these civic buildings and sites to be illuminated in red in appreciation of Beijing’s agreement to turn the iconic Great Wall of China into the ‘Green Wall of China’ once again on St Patrick’s Day this year – joining Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for the fourth year in a row. The installation of green lights on the famous wall will be made possible by the combined efforts of the Irish Embassy and the Tourism Ireland team in China, as well as the Beijing Municipality Government.

Tourism Ireland in China will share images of the various Dublin sites illuminated in red – via its social media channels (over 110,000 followers on WeChat and Weibo) – highlighting our rich heritage to potential Chinese visitors and as a gesture of friendship between Ireland and China.

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive, Tourism Ireland, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to co-operate with Dublin City Council once again this year to arrange for 12 sites to light up in red, to mark the start of Chinese New Year. 2017 marks the eighth year of Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative and the fact that a major UNESCO World Heritage Site like the Great Wall of China is taking part is a major triumph. China is an important emerging travel market and one that Tourism Ireland is committed to growing over the coming years.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

1-IMG_2915

Aer Lingus to Launch Dublin-Miami on 1st September

Michael FloodJuly 25, 2017
WH Veranda Suite-XL

Silversea Luxury Seven-Day Cruise in Northern Europe

Michael FloodJuly 25, 2017
Travel Deals

Great Value Travel Deals – 25th July 2017

Sarah SlatteryJuly 24, 2017
london gaa launch 13

CityJet becomes the Official Airline of London GAA

Michael FloodJuly 24, 2017
Repro Free: Thursday 21st July, Dublin Airport:
Aer Lingus welcomed a piece of Irish aviation history into its hangar at Dublin airport today as it received a Douglas DC-3 aircraft hailing from the 1940s and 50s and freshly painted in the Aer Lingus livery of that era. The DC-3 was the fifth aircraft type to be operated by Aer Lingus in 1940 and at that time was part of a fleet of just 5, while today’s fleet now stands at 63 aircraft operating more than 100 routes to UK, Europe and North America. The DC-3 aircraft will feature in Bray Air Display and Foynes Air Show this weekend. Pictured are Aer Lingus cabin crew Sarah Jane Bennett and Christina Foley wearing the airline’s 1940s uniform together. Picture Jason Clarke

Aer Lingus gets nostalgic about the DC 3

Michael FloodJuly 24, 2017
CAR Website

CAR Issues New Travel Agents Licence

Neil SteedmanJuly 24, 2017
Relax in tropical splendor on the deserted barrier island beaches surrounding Marco Island.

Naples on Florida’s Paradise Coast a Must Visit Destination

Michael FloodJuly 23, 2017
Travelport Drive Me

Booking a Car Transfer Made Easy with Travelport Drive Me

Neil SteedmanJuly 23, 2017
IMG_0822

AirWaves from Royal Caribbean/Celebrity Cruises/Azamara Club Cruises

Michael FloodJuly 20, 2017

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland