Liam Neeson wishes the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day

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Liam Neeson is wishing the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day once again this year in a Tourism Ireland campaign.

Over the coming week, Tourism Ireland will roll out its 60-second film featuring the voice of the famous actor in 15 countries around the world – to encourage prospective holidaymakers to come and visit the island of Ireland this year.

The film includes wonderful footage shot around Ireland, interwoven with some great images from Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative,

which sees hundreds of famous landmarks and iconic sites across the globe illuminated in green each year to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Liam Neeson and Tourism Ireland are putting a call out to anyone with a love of, or interest in, Ireland to #GoGreen4PatricksDay – by watching and sharing the film – and then to come and experience all that the island of Ireland has to offer.

The film will be shared by Tourism Ireland with its 3.4 million Facebook fans worldwide, on its YouTube channels and through email

marketing. The film will be highlighted on Tourism Ireland’s international website, Ireland.com; and will also be distributed to influential international travel and lifestyle media, through an extensive publicity and PR campaign.

Liam Neeson said: “I’m delighted to be helping Tourism Ireland celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It will be wonderful to see the world turn green again on 17 March as nations come together to celebrate the fun and warmth of the Irish.”

From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of major landmarks and iconic sites around the world will be illuminated in green around 17 March – including the Colosseum, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, 7 World Trade

Center at Ground Zero in New York, Nelson’s Column in London and even the light rail system in Addis Ababa.