Lantern Festival Celebration at Powerscourt Estate, County Wicklow, Ireland


Powerscourt House and Gardens, voted No3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic, lit up the house and the main statues in red, to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the EU-China Light Bridge inititative.

This event saw beautiful Powerscourt House and Gardens, located within the 1,000 acre Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, shine red to celebrate the EU China Tourism Year, in conjunction with a number of other European sites on Friday 2nd March.

Powerscourt is one of the must-see tourist attractions in Ireland. Set in County Wicklow, Ireland’s most scenic county with its sandy beaches, high mountains and remote glens. Overlooking the Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt, enjoys a breath-taking panorama, with 47 acres of gardens and Ireland’s highest waterfall, to explore. Powerscourt is one of several tourist attractions in County Wicklow that are already receiving Chinese visitors.

His Excellency Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, was the guest of honour at the Lantern Festival event which was attended by the Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, members of the Oireachtas, distinguished guests from the Chinese community, the media and representatives from the tourism trade .
The event was organised in partnership between, Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow Tourism and Wicklow County Council.

Food and entertainment were representative of both Irish and Chinese cultures and featured traditional performers Cill Mhantáin who wowed audiences in Hainan with their music and dancing during a recent visit to China.



March 2, 2018 - March 2, 2018


Wicklow, Ireland