Adeje Ayuntamiento says that it is delighted to support the Irish Consul in a range of events taking place in the borough this week to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Friday 17 March. Celebrations begin on Thursday evening, the 16th, when the Plaza de España in Adeje town will, for the third consecutive year, join the Global Greening – the wave of international buildings and iconic landmarks that are lit up in green to celebrate this most international of national festivals.
The Adeje plaza joins with the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the London Eye, the Great Wall of China, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the One World Trade Centre in New York, Niagara Falls, the Chain Bridge in Budapest and Matsue Castle in Japan.
Also on Thursday there will be a Gala dinner in Costa Adeje Golf, hosted by the Honorary Irish Consul, Álvaro de la Bárcena Argany. (Some tickets still available through the Consulate, 922 245671, 9am – 1pm).
At 7pm on St Patrick’s Day itself, Friday 17 March, a Mass in honour of St Patrick will be celebrated in Santa Úrsula Church at the top of Adeje’s Calle Grande, but down on the coast throughout the day from 1pm a “green train” – the traditional tourist train decked out in Irish livery – will deliver people to events and places specifically celebrating the day. The train will run on a loop between 1 and 6pm from the church next to the Guardia Civil in Playa de las Américas – next to the tax office … appropriately opposite the Green Hospital!