Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big Knit 2012: Dublin’s Statues

Dublin’s statues tip their hats for the innocent Big Knit 2012

Today saw something a little bizarre happen in Dublin. The statues of Daniel O'Connell, Jim Larkin, and Charles Stewart Parnell all got kitted out with woolly hats to celebrate the start of Innocent's Big Knit 2012 in aid of Age Action.

Since 2008, the innocent Big Knit has helped to raise over €60,000 for Age Action by knitting over 180,000 little woolly hats. The hats, which range in design from classic bobble hats to Jedward hats to Santa hats, are all created by the public. So this year innocent are urging everyone to help the cause by knitting 80,000 little woolly hats to raise €20,000 and much needed awareness for Age Action.

Follow the campaign with #IrishBigKnit, check updates on the Innocent Twitter Account, through the Innocent Ireland Facebook Page or on the Innocent site.

Statues that were hatted:

  • Constance Markievicz
  • James Connolly
  • Chariot of Fire
  • Meeting Place (Two Women at the Ha'penny bridge)
  • Patrick Kavanagh
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Molly Malone
  • Phil Lynott
  • John McCormack
  • Henry Grattan
  • Jim Larkin
  • Charles Stewart Parnell
  • Daniel O Connell
  • Robert Emmet
  • Arthur Guinness

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