Ten Years of Community Endeavour!

2019 is the tenth anniversary year of the Durrow Scarecrow Festival, and our aim, like every other year, is to deliver an even better fun filled, family friendly festival!!!

Since its inception, right up to this, our tenth year, Durrow Scarecrow Festival has been run entirely by volunteers, and all monies raised have been reinvested in the village. Countless hours, days, weeks and months, are given by so many; from the planning stages of the event, to the set up, from scarecrow creation, to the actual running of the nine day festival, and the multitude of facets involved in that, not to mention the clean up, take down and storage of all festival paraphernalia. All of this is done by volunteers.

Anyone you see in our festival hi-viz vests, from carpark attendants, to those in the scarecrow village, are volunteers, as are many others working quietly behind the scenes! And hand on our hearts, even though we are part of it too, we really want to thank everyone for their help, and appeal for more help too!

Even if it’s just one hour of your time that you can spare, it would be so greatly appreciated! If it’s more than that, then all the better!

Scarecrow Kids Summer Camp

We are also looking for a suitable volunteer for our ever popular Scarecrow Summer Camp for kids. As the role requires Garda vetting, we would love to hear from volunteers soon, in order to have everything in place, in time for the event.

The Summer camp runs from Monday 29th July, to Friday 2nd August, from 10am to 1pm each day, in the Scarecrow Village, right in the centre of Durrow. The camp is for children aged between 5 and 12 years. The camp has proved very popular over the last few years providing children with a host of different activities over the week including: Clay Modelling, Drama, Sports, Arts and Crafts and much much more. This year every effort will be made to ensure that all materials used for Arts and Crafts will be recycled material.

If you’d like to offer some of your time to help out at this year’s festival, or at our Kids Summer Camp, then please use the form below to get in touch, and we will contact you to arrange a role, and a time that suits you best!


Aerial view as work begins on the Scarecrow Village set up, in 2018.
Aerial view as work begins on the Scarecrow Village set up, in 2018.
Aerial view as work begins on the Scarecrow Village set up, in 2018.
Aerial view as work begins on the Scarecrow Village set up, in 2018.