The Big Egg Hunt – Dublin 2013

Sponsored by Lily O’Brien’s and in aid of Jack & Jill Foundation

The Big Egg HuntFrom February until Easter, Dublin will become home to the biggest Easter egg hunt in the history of the state and it will all be in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation proudly sponsored by Lily O’Brien’s. Over 100 fibre glass eggs, will be secreted around the capital. Each one of the eggs 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.

The eggs will go on display on Pancake Tuesday 12th February for 40 days and 40 nights across Dublin. The locations of the eggs will not be revealed, it’s up to you to find the two and half foot eggs. It’s a family affair. Get the family involved in the Big Egg Hunt, all they have to do is find twenty eggs, each egg has a code which you have to identify 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.

The eggs will then be auctioned for charity in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation. The online auction will begin on 12th February culminating in a live auction at the Four Seasons Hotel on 23rd March. Anyone can buy them. The hand crafted eggs are destined to become highly collectible and valuable works of art.


  • 1st Prize) Diamond Bracelet by Diamant & Giant Chocolate Bunny created using the finest milk chocolate by Lily O’Brien’s master chocolatiers. 7.5kg of the most mouth-watering chocolate handcrafted in Co. Kildare for your tasting pleasure.
  • 2nd Prize) A Year’s Supply of Award-Winning Lily O’Brien Chocolates
  • 3rd Prize) 1 of 3 VIP tours of the Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Factory for a family of five.


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  1. Jacqui Delemere says:

    I am very interested in supporting your charity, we have for many years donated to temple st. N would be delighted if you could forward detailes on tickets for the upcoming event in the four seasons. Kind regards J. Delemere

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Jacqui, we’re finalising the details about tickets for the Live Auction event on 23rd March and then we’ll promote it on website, Facebook & Twitter. Best wishes!

  3. Eamonn O'Connell says:

    Evening, what a different and fun Sunday. City centre egg hunting. Couldn’t find an elusive one in Arnotts but got the required 20. Kids had a ball. Great idea, next Sunday another hunt but in different part of city.

  4. Doreen says:

    Headed off yesterday on the big egg hunt, lovely day for it and we all had a great time met lots of people who help us along the way. Great idea and great fun for children.

  5. patricia says:

    how do i enter online i cant find it on the website?

  6. owen says:

    Anyone know how to enter online, can’t seem to find any instructions other that the actual PDF document, is there a specific e-mail address or an online link ???

  7. admin says:

    Dear Patricia/Owen,
    There is a slight confusion here… the entries for The Big Egg Hunt are offline only due to the lack of admin resources. It is true that people can download the entry form grom but there is no web tool to take on registration for the hunt.
    We hope this won’t be a major inconvenient and that you’ll keep supporting this campaign and The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation!.
    Kindest regards, Jack & Jill Team

  8. Marie Gilmartin says:

    Have the eggs been moved already? I was told in arnotts today they were all gone to a central location already?

  9. admin says:

    Hi Marie, all 100 eggs are now displayed in one location at CHQ building (IFSC, Docklands, Dublin 1) for the final week of the Campaign until 23rd March. Thank you!

  10. Sarah says:

    Just watchin Ireland am, so inspired with what use bout do for foundation, absolutely amazing !