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Begorrah – what’s going on : Sheep go green for St Patrick’s Day

A flock of Scottish sheep have joined some of the most famous landmarks in the world as part of a marketing stunt to mark St Patrick’s Day.
Along with the London Eye, Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Bathgate flock have taken on an emerald hue to celebrate the popular day.

The activity is part of a global initiative by Tourism Ireland which will also see other Scottish landmarks including the Clyde Auditorium, the Wheel of Glasgow and the Camera Obscura museum change colour.

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the start of the tourism season in Ireland and we’re delighted to be continuing our greening initiative again this year, with some new additions such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Selfridges in London and even a flock of Scottish sheep.

“Our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world, whilst also showcasing our wonderful tourism product to a global audience.”
In Ireland, the traditional parade through Dublin will have a scientific theme as the capital is the City of Science 2012.



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