Millmount Tower will will turn green for the first time to celebrate St Patrick's Day Global Greening 2014.
It will join 100 landmark buildings and iconic sites around the world including the Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Sydney Opera House and Niagara Falls in turning green to celebrate the National Feast Day. The floodlight will be green and the tower pearched high over the town of Drogheda will be visible over a wide area. The greening is being funded by the Old Drogheda Society with the approval of Drogheda Borough Council.
As the mound at Millmount was here in 432 AD when St Patrick landed at the mouth of the Boyne on his way to the Hill of Slane, it is likely that one of the first things our patron saint viewed was the mound at Millmount.
Millmount Museum will be opened on Saturday from 9.30 am to 5 pm and on Sunday and St Patrick's Day 2 pm to 5 pm.