St. Patrick’s Day with Google Earth

Tomorrow, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day originated in Ireland but is now celebrated in many other parts of the world. The United States, for example, has major celebrations in many of its cities. Green is the traditional colour of St. Patrick’s Day and many places in the world ‘go green’ for the occasion. This includes adding dye to fountains or rivers, painting roads or road markings or lighting up buildings or even whole mountains with green lights. See some examples here. We had a look though imagery captured on St. Patrick’s Day, but were unable to find any imagery of celebrations.

Although we couldn’t find any St. Patrick’s Day imagery, we did find some imagery relating to St. Patrick. St. Patrick is the patron saint of engineers, and the Missouri University of Science & Technology has an organization called St. Pat’s board. We were able to find their logo in two places in Google Earth:

Some other St. Patrick’s Day imagery was found via GoogleSightseeing.


St Patrick’s Park in Indiana.


St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.


A Shamrock shaped maze near Dublin, Ireland.

To find the above locations in Google Earth download this KML file.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.