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Eggsellent! Intercultural easter egg hunt

eastereggs_01The JRS Ireland Intercultural Easter Egg Hunt in Mountjoy Square Park on Easter Sunday was a great success, according to JRS Ireland National Director Eugene Quinn. Over 120 children and adults turned out from both local and new communities. There was face painting, racing, football, and skipping competitions. Thanking all those who donated eggs or helped out with the event, Eugene Quinn said: “The Easter Egg Hunt provides an excellent opportunity for integration by creating a space for positive social interaction between newcomers and residents in the Inner City.” In Dublin, half of the eggs collected were distributed to asylum seekers living in direct provision. And in Limerick, students from Crescent College Comprehensive collected over 120 Easter eggs, which were distributed to families living in accommodation centres for asylum seekers in the region.