The festival that’s outstanding in its field …
10 Jul 2018

Miriam has something for everyone!

We are delighted to have Miriam’s Handmade Gifts at the Scarecrow Festival for four days at the Food and Craft Fair. She will be bringing her diverse range of jewellery including bracelets, charm bracelets and necklaces. Why not check out her Facebook Page and you might have something in mind when you meet her in person.

30 Jun 2018

Picture This with Alan O’Dwyer

Alan O’Dwyer will be sharing his fantastic artwork with us over the Bank Holiday Weekend at the Food and Craft Fair.

His work as a free-lance artist and painter has consisted mainly of commissioned paintings and murals. He has a particular interest in portraiture and is currently developing live portrait drawing and painting at festivals and events throughout Ireland during the summer months. Sounds like a great way to spend the summer – check his work out on his website at www.alanodwyre.com

30 Jun 2018

Dink Studio come to Durrow

Dee McNally from Dink Studio will be joining us at the Scarecrow Festival and taking her place in the Food and Craft Fair. The artist, currently living in Kildare, spent her childhood and early teens in Birmingham UK, before returning to live in Ireland. Using the mediums of ink and watercolour, she captures moments in life, and conveys her observations in her inimitable style. Simply put, her objective is to see people smile when they look at her work.

She will bring her witty art for all to see, if you can’t wait till the festival you can check out her work at www.dinkstudio.com

30 Jun 2018

Chocolate, always a winner at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Cocoa Couture can trace their love of chocolate making right back to 1901 when Catherine O’Callaghan’s great grand uncle Richard Flynn worked as a confectioner in 1901 whilst living in the tenement buildings of Henrietta Street in Dublin. Now, the fourth generation of confectioners continue on with the family tradition from 31 Patrick Street in Mountmellick in the beautiful County of Laois.

Based in an old building, which once belonged to the Thacker family, one of the first Quaker families to settle in Mountmellick in the 1700s, Cocoa couture offer artisan gourmet chocolates handcrafted from only the finest ingredients from around the world and Ireland, all produced instore. All the chocolate is handmade without any machinery, and absolutely no artificial additives, flavours or preservatives. They also serve tea, house blend coffee, crepes, pancakes and Belgian waffles.

Wow, its the first on our list, check them out at the festival and in the meantime see their Facebook Page

29 Jun 2018

Faith Soap Creations

It’s a first time in Durrow for the fantastic people at Faith Soap Creations who will be bringing their handmade soaps. These soaps are 100% natural and made of a base of essence, olive and coconut oils, almond milk, coconut milk, greek yogurt and organic ingredients.
Now that’s yummy soap right there!

Check out their full range on their Facebook Page

28 Jun 2018

Kokoman Krafts first visit to Durrow

Making their debut at the Scarecrow Festival are Kokoman Krafts all the way from Mallow in Co Cork. They are a local business that sells handicrafts including Leather Satchels, Leather handbags Pashmina and shawls and other handicrafts. Check them out on the two Sundays and the Saturday – welcome to the Scarecrow Festival Kokoman.

Check out their Facebook Page

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 www.homelandcandles.ie 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 www.manofaranfudge.ie

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.