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Competition: Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

The University of Limerick has teamed up with Tourism Ireland, Aer Lingus, and Education in Ireland to launch an amazing competition where you will have the opportunity to win a scholarship and return flights for one of your students to study abroad here at the University of Limerick.

Each year, Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative sees landmarks all across the world light up in green for St. Patrick’s Day. In previous years, famous landmarks which have lit up in green include the Chicago River, the Empire State Building, the Great Wall of China and the Egyptian Pyramids. 

We would like you to take part in the 'Global Greening' campaign to win a scholarship for your students!

To be in with a chance of winning this once-in-a-lifetime prize, all you have to do is take part in the ‘Global Greening’ campaign’ for St. Patrick’s Day! This can mean lighting up a building on your campus in green. Or why not organise a green (virtual) flash mob on campus? How about turning your website or social media green? We would love to see what you come up with! Just be sure to include your institution’s social media handles so we can include you in our international media campaign.

Please be sure to register your interest by February 26th. All detaills can be found in 'how to apply'  below.

Winners will be notified by the 28th March 2021.


All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is:

  1. Register your interest here by February 26th*
  2. Upload your Greening photos between the 8th – 19th March 2021 to your Instagram and Twitter accounts
  3. Use the hashtags #educationinireland #tourismireland #globalgreening #ULGlobal and tag @ulglobal

There is no limit to the number of applications per institution!

*Please note that applications need to come from staff in our partner colleges, as opposed to students. Please note this competition is only available to our North American partners.

Entrants will have the chance to win one of two UL Study Abroad Scholarhsips (one semester tuition + return flights) for one of your students!

Terms and Conditions

*Scholarships must be used during the 2021/2022 academic year.
*Scholarships cannot be exchanged for monetary value.
*Competition is only applicable to direct enrolment partner institutions of UL.
*All partner institutions who apply and provide photographic proof of their 'greening' event will be entered into a draw for the scholarships. 

You can submit your entry any time between March 8th and March 19th 2021.

Winners will be notified on March 28th 2021.


On top of being in with a chance of winning a life changing scholarship for one of your students you will also become part of the Global Greening Initiative run by Tourism Ireland which is the national tourism body of Ireland. A significant amount of resources will be put into a far reaching PR campaign across North America and the world. Tourism Ireland will also work to generate local PR interest and excitement by engaging with media outlets across North America and will include information about the greening initiative that is happening on your campus.

We hope that you will join UL in the ‘greening’ festivities this year. If you think that this is something you and or your university can get involved in please click here and we will be in touch directly within the coming days with more information.
Greenings are really easy and very cost effective as it generally just involves placing green filter paper over external building lights.
Students are also highly enthusiastic about getting involved in these type of events and could be great sources of support in terms of generating interest around campus for your event.

We look forward to your exciting entries!

Register your interest here

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