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18 Jun 2018

Homeland Candles to light up the Scarecrow Festival

Homeland Candles will be brightening up this year’s festival when they will be with us on Sunday 29th July and the Bank Holiday Monday 6th August. We will warn the scarecrows though as they could catch fire.

A family business designing and making quality handmade Irish gifts, it was founded 2009 and is the creative business passion of candle maker Tom Bromell. Tom started out working in engineering and always had a passion for craft and design. As a son of a carpenter, from a very young age spending many happy days helping his dad making all kinds of furniture and replica antique grandfather clocks he developed a love for all things vintage.

Combining a vintage antique theme with a contemporary edge to presentation, he started making his fragranced Vintage pillar collection. With positive feedback from friends, family and his community the business was born.

Check out and visit them at the Food and Craft Fair where they will have their wares on display.

15 Jun 2018

Un Nouveau Look

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August we are pleased to have Clare from Un Nouveau Look at the Food and Craft Fair for the first time with a great selection of up-cycled furniture and décor, including wall decor, coasters, tile coasters, mirrors and furniture. Check out their Facebook page in the meantime.

12 Jun 2018

Man of Aran Fudge at the Scarecrow Festival

Man of Aran Fudge are back with us for the second time at the Scarecrow Festival on the first Sunday the 29th July. Don’t miss out as this has proved to be a very popular stall selling some of the best fudge around with 24 flavours almost all of which are gluten free.

Originally from the island of Inis Oírr, Tomás Póil is the man behind Man of Aran Fudge. Treats were rare when he was young and greatly treasured – he has brought his childhood memories into making over 24 different flavours of cream and butter fudge. Now based in Co Meath, Tomás travels to events all over Ireland with Man of Aran Fudge.
Check out his website at

06 Jun 2018

Speltbakers bake their debut at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival

A scarecrow likes nothing better than a good feed of bread, and he likes to scare the crows away from getting at it.

That’s why we are delighted to have Speltbakers at this year’s Scarecrow Festival in Durrow, Co Laois in the heart of Ireland and we are looking forward to enjoying their wonderful delights.

Speltbakers is a small family run business and they just love to bake, they started out in business back in 2010 in the family kitchen and in 2013 with grant aid from Kilkenny Leader Partnership turned an old unused shed into a bakehouse. From selling a couple of loaves in Glasrai and Goodies in Gowran in 2010, they now stock lots of shop in the Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford area.

Early hours, long hours but the most productive and creative job, they are currently recruiting if you are interested! Give them a shout!

Like so many of the other wonderful food and craft providers who will be at the festival, they show what can be done with a little enthusiasm and no little creativity.