When I decided that I would be able to go to Dublin for my Dad’s 70th Birthday I only wanted to do one other thing while I was there. My friend Gillian from primary school is a Creative Designer and she was asked by Lily O’Brien’s chocolatiers to design their egg for the Big Egg Hunt.
100 giant eggs were decorated by artists and celebrities, and then placed in different locations all over Dublin. An ‘I Spy’ Egg hunt was launched to encourage people to find the eggs, and an online auction is being held to raise money for ‘The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation‘ which helps families of children with brain damage to look after them at home.
Gillian’s egg was a special one being designed for the sponsors of the Egg Hunt, and so I really wanted to see it for myself, but then being in the vicinity I realised a few others might be nearby.
When we went out for a meal with my dad on his birthday we found four, and then my dad caught the egg hunting bug (we are very similar)
Dad & I made plans to go into central Dublin to visit Gillian’s Egg, and have some time together. We woke up to snowy conditions, and flight cancellations which was not great news as I was flying home that evening. We wrapped up warmly (I put on almost all my clothes) and headed out into Dublin. It’s a lot quicker to get into the city centre nowadays with the Luas (a revived tramline that was closed in the 60’s) than it was when I lived there, having to stand at the bus stop for over an hour and then at least another 40 minute bus ride into town.
We found Gillian’s Egg, took a quick photo & then decided that breakfast might be a good idea as the snow was beginning to drift! After a delicious warm breakfast in the Kilkenny Design Centre the sun came out & we decided to brave the weather. It was hard to believe it had been so bitter earlier!
We found eggs in Trinity College, The Powerscourt Townhouse, The Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and in St Stephen’s Green. Had we brought the egg finders map we might have discovered a few more, but we had an absolute ball running around Dublin in between the blizzards looking for giant eggs.
Which ones are your favourites? I can’t decide on just one!
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