Since Sunday last, not a crow has been seen flying over the skies in Durrow as the Scarecrow festival is now underway in the village.
The festival will be taking place until Monday August 4, and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the area.
The Durrow Scarecrow Festival is home to the All Ireland Scarecrow Championships, with over 150 scarecrows competing for the coveted title of ‘All Ireland Scarecrow Champion 2014’.
The event is organised by the Durrow Development Forum with a clear focus of providing great value entertainment with music, family friendly shows and craft demonstration workshops along with much, much more over the nine jam-packed days.
This year will even see their very own Scarecrow Forge and Foundry so visitors can see how the farms Scarecrows of times past worked on. They have put increased focus on the The Durrow Scarecrow Festival Teenzone, with teen activities each weeknight such as hair and make-up workshops along with teen bounce bonanza.
There is lots to see and do on over the festival, and people can visit Durrow Laois Ireland on Facebook for more.