St. Fintan’s College Secondary School Reunion 1965-1970 As part of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival and in celebration of The Gathering, DDF are hoping to assist in the organisation of a School Reunion for past pupils of St. Fintan’s in Castle Durrow on the afternoon of Sun 28th July. It is currently proposed that the years which will be focused on will be Secondary School pupils from 1965-1970 although all classes are invited to attend. If anyone can provide information on [...]
Castle Durrow will once again be the venue for the Festival Flower Show which will be hosted by renowned florist Angela Behan O’Carroll. The show will take place on Wed 31st August and will commence with a guided tour of Castle Durrow Gardens lead by resident organic gardening expert Bart. Admission €10
On Saturday 3rd August a Bootcamp which will be judged by Breda McDonnell, (one of the original ICA Bootcamp Judges) will be held. It is hoped that clubs and businesses in the area will nominate an individual to represent them in the competition. The competition will consist of 4 rounds and involve the completion of household tasks. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed. If you would to become involved in the competition please contact Marian on 086 8390266 or email [...]
New for the 2013 festival is the ‘Woof and Wellie’ walk which will see owners and their dogs participate in a walk through the Castle Durrow grounds on Monday 5th August at 4pm. This event will include a fancy dress competition for dogs and owners. Registration is €5 per dog and includes a dog treat. Please see the registration form and terms and conditions for more information.
Children’s Festival Summer Camp The Children’s Festival Summer Camp will take place in the Scarecrow Village from Monday29th July – Friday 2nd August from 10am -1pm and will provide children with a host of different activities over the week including: Zumba Dancing, Clay Modelling, Pottery, Kindermusic, Drama, Sports, Arts & Crafts and much more. This year every effort will be made to ensure that all materials used for Arts & Crafts will be recycled material. Cost is €50 per child. €95 for 2 children, [...]
Entries are now being taken for this All Ireland Competition. With the exception of a Youth (Under 16) and an International Category (in honour of The Gathering 2013), all scarecrows will compete against each other for the prestigious title of ‘All Ireland Scarecrow Champion 2013’. There is a total prize fund of €3,000 with €1,000 being awarded to the Overall Winner and the remainder being divided out at the discretion of the judges. Entries are now being taken online or [...]
The programme of events for this year’s festival is still being finalised but here is a sneak preview of what the festival has to offer. Every day Events: Scarecrow Exhibition, Art Exhibition, Scarecrow Trail, Treasure Hunt, Bouncing Castles, Gary Games and much more! Sunday 28th July : Music by Woodbine, 6km Run / Jog / Walk, St. Fintan’s College Reunion, Stan Rachet Show by Wobbly Circus, Outdoor Market. Monday 29th July: Children’s Summer Camp, Buy & Sell Fair, Night [...]
Preparations are well underway in Durrow for the 2013 Durrow Scarecrow Festival. Now in its 4th year, this festival has something for everyone. The Programme of Events for this years festival, which will run from Sun 28th July – Mon 5th August is currently being devised, but in the meantime have a look at last year’s programme which will give you a taste of things to come. We look forward to welcoming you to Durrow in July.