In March 2021 over 50 buildings in Cork City lit up in Green for St. Patricks Festival week, in a time when we couldn't gather together as we would have liked.
Monuments, hotels, venues, even bridges cast out a sign that week, a sign that Cork was resolute in celebrating our national day, and that we were ready and waiting to welcome visitors when that day came again. Cork St. Patrick's Festival also commissioned a huge statement - a message on R&H hall - as testament to our commitment to look after each other.
In early 2022 our landscape looked brighter, but this idea had really caught the imagination - so most locations were only too eager to join in again.
But as planning progressed for the 2022 Greening, we all became aware of the plight of the Ukrainian people, and many buildings, including City Hall here in Cork, will be lit instead in Blue and Yellow this week in a show of support.