Freetown’s Cotton Tree Among the New Global Sites in Ireland’s Global Greening Lineup

On the tenth anniversary of the Global Greening Initiative, Freetown’s historic Cotton Tree, where freed slaves gathered on their return to Africa after the abolition of slavery, will be featured amongst hundreds of attractions from around the world.

Every year, to mark St Patrick’s Day and promote Ireland’s tourism overseas, Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening Initiative lights up sites and monuments from around the world in Ireland’s national colour – green!

It is the first time a West African city’s attraction is being featured on the Global Greening lineup, amongst renowned attractions including London Eye, the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Niagara Falls, Sydney Opera House, Christ the Redeemer statue and Burj al Arab.

Freetown’s Cotton Tree will go green on Tuesday, 12th March 2019!

(1) Comment

  • Abdul-Karim Barrie March 9, 2019 @ 7:29 pm

    Awesome! Long over due as a must see tourist destination! More reason why Freetown must be transformed a tourist city. A lot of Infrastructural Investment is needed to make that happen. I hope my Favorite City Mayor make it happen. What a breathe of fresh air she really is, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr! If you need any Madaam Mayor I am here to give my support always eventhough i don’t reside in Sierra Leone at this point of time. Hopefully Sooner rather later!

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