Not a crow to be seen in Durrow

THE annual Scarecrow festival is well underway in Durrow with large crowds descending on the village since the festival began last weekend.

THE annual Scarecrow festival is well underway in Durrow with large crowds descending on the village since the festival began last weekend.

Already the village dressed up for last weekend’s scarecrow hooley and events have been taking place all week. An art exhibition will take place in the community centre each day from 2pm to 5pm. Craft workshops will also take place throughout the week, including rush work, mosiacs, pottery, knitting, basketry, samba drumming and much more.

A buy and sell fair is also taking place in the Scarecrow village all week, located in the square in Durrow. A special treat for flower arranging enthusiasts will be the demonstration by local florists Oliver and Martin Lawlor in Castle Durrow this evening at 7pm. The evening will begin with a guided walk through the beautiful castle gardens with resident gardener Bert.

Thursday will see the return of the popular duck derby which will tak eplace at 7.30pm on the River Erkina at the Old Bridge. This is a great family event for young and old alike. As well as all this an open air market will be held on the Green this Saturay from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

The bank holiday Sunday will see an action packed afternoon of entertainment in the village. In addition to the open air country market, craft demonstrations will take place as well as music by Adela and the Meanits, Young Voice of Laois winner Michael Kirkman and Vocalese.

The winners of the Scarecrow championships will be announced at 5pm that day. For more information and updates about the wide variety of events taking place in Durrow this week, visit www.durrow.ie or check out the Durrow Scarecrow Festival on Facebook.