Eggy, Steady, Go…..

Big Egg Hunt LaunchTuesday 12th February saw the launch of what is the biggest EVER Easter egg hunt and on street art display in the history of our state. Celebrity chef, Nick Munier, 2fm’s Rick O’Shea and Cormac Battle, and Thelma Mansfield along with a number of other artists were present at the unveiling of their giant masterpieces in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

The Big Egg Hunt will take place across Dublin City for 40 days and 40 nights. There is a map to help guide you to where these eggs are hiding (available for download). Get the family involved in the hunt to find the giant eggs, if you find 20 of these eggs and collect the special code on each of the eggs (found on base) to enter the draw for a grand prize (diamonds for Mum sponsored by, chocolate factory visit for kids, and a year’s supply of chocolate from Lily O’ Brien’s), it’s fun and easy and it’s for a great cause.

All the eggs will then be auctioned for charity in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. The online auction begins immediately (on: ) and will culminate in a live auction at the Four Seasons Hotel, on 23rd March. The hand crafted eggs are destined to become highly collectible and valuable works of art. And anyone can buy them.

Each one of the hundred eggs secreted around the city are 2 ½ ft in height and decorated by well known artisans. Big artist names decorating the eggs include Guggi, Felim Egan, Rasher, John Rocha, Ireland’s newest music sensation the Strypes to household names like 2fm’s Joe Duffy, Rick O’Shea & Cormac Battle.

A free picture booklet with the complete collection of eggs will be available in outlets across the city from Saturday, including: Arnotts; Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre; Brown Thomas; selected Insomnia’s and Applegreen outlet; and Dublin City Improvement booths.

Rasher served with Egg – pictures from the official launch!

Artist Rasher calls for 100 fellow artists to join Ireland’s BIGGEST EVER egg hunt in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and sponsored by Lily O’Brien’s!

Renowned Irish artist Rasher called for 100 fellow artists to showcase their talent and get involved in Ireland’s BIGGEST EVER egg hunt in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and sponsored by Lily O’Brien’s at a photocall in the Merrion Hotel Dublin today, when Rasher was served with his Egg – quite literally!

Jack & Jill needs 100 artists to sign up by the end of November-2012 to decorate the eggs with a completion date for these works of art of mid-January 2013. All those interested are asked to contact Jack & Jill 045 894538 or As well as Rasher, Guggi, Orla de Bri and Graham Knuttel and NCAD students are already on board this nationwide fundraising initiative for Jack & Jill which makes art accessible to everyone.

Rasher was joined today by Senator Mary Ann O’Brien, chairman of Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates and co-founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, as well as Eoin Donnelly, managing director, Lily O’Brien’s.

Photo Colm Mahady/Fennells – Copyright© 2012 Fennell Photography

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