Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Colouring Easter Eggs at Scoil Chaitigheirn

Every year, Anam Cara sponsors a morning of colouring Easter eggs at the two national schools, in Eyeries and Urhan. This photo is of the 3rd and 4th class students at the Eyeries National School, Scoil Chaitigheirn, each with two of the four eggs that they decorated this year. We use duck eggs because they are white or light blue and will take the Easter egg dye. Most hen eggs in this part of Ireland are brown so don't work very well. I usually begin collecting the eggs from the nine Anam Cara ducks at the beginning of Lent and have plenty of time to collect enough eggs. It was cold enough, and Lent began while it was still cold, that the ducks didn't really get into the spirit of things soon enough; so, Jackie and Jerry Murphy, who have a flock of ducks, had to come to the rescue of our Easter project for which we are all grateful! Not only did the Eyeries kids produce incredibly creative and beautiful eggs, but they also came away with the annual tie-dyed fingers that let everyone they meet know, in case they've forgotten, that we're getting close to Easter.

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