The world turned green on this St. Patrick's Day with approximately 290 landmarks around the world lighting up green. Last night, Taoiseach Enda Kenny lit up One World Trade Center in NYC. Tourism Ireland's extraordinarily successful marketing initiative in now in its 8th year and reaches 44 countries. The number of overseas visitors to Ireland rose by 10.9% to more than 9.5m last year. The number of North American visitors to Ireland in 2016 was nearly a fifth higher at 1.8m.