Huge crowds attend Scarecrow festival

HUGE crowds of people descended on Durrow last Sunday for the first day of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival, which has turned the village into a wonderland of fun and creativity.

HUGE crowds of people descended on Durrow last Sunday for the first day of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival, which has turned the village into a wonderland of fun and creativity.

The festival even attracted some well known visitors including songstress Imelda May who visited the house of Anne and Blondie Lanigan.

The pair’s entry in the scarecrow competition was a tribute to the soulful singer, entitled Imelda Might and Imelda (the human) was so enthralled by the effort that she stopped to check it out and meet it’s creators.

Of course this isn’t the only Scarecrow in the village and there are many scattered around the centre and its surrounds for the whole week.

As well as the scarecrows there are many workshops and events taking place throughout the week, including a mosiac workshop, a ceramics workshop, a wood turning demonstration, a card making demonstration, a rush work workshop, and cookery demonstrations. There is also an arts and crafts exhibition running all week in the community centre and lots of workshops and activities for both children and teenagers.

Durrow is bursting with life this week as they enjoy a steady stream of visitors both of the human and straw kind. There is lots more happening with a packed schedule, especially for the bank holiday weekend. Saturday, Sunday and Monday will see music and more in the scarecrow village. To find out more people can visit the festival’s Facebook page, or visit www.durrow.ie.