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01 Jul 2019
Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Drumming Workshop

When: Tuesday 30th July
Where: Scarecrow Village
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Admission: Free – Drop in anytime!

Full Circle is based in Cork City, but will join us on Tuesday 30th July at 2pm, for the ever popular Drumming Workshop!

Full Circle was founded by community based percussionist Patrick Naughton, in response to people’s desire to drum. Patrick is an experienced player and workshop facilitator, fusing West African and world rhythms on the djembe (indigenous drum to West Africa) and various other percussion instruments, such as darabuka, dun dun (bass drum), shaker, and a variety of African bells.

The Drum Circle is a place where we can gather in a safe, non-competitive space, to explore our connection to rhythm and sound. It provides an opportunity to meet new people and have fun.

Teaching through song, story and rhythm we connect to ourselves, our community and a deeper sense of place.

Benefits of Drumming

Since the beginning of time people have gathered together in circles celebrating life. The drum, one of the primary tools found in all cultures, has been used for many purposes.
The benefits of drumming are multi-fold! It creates a powerful sense of unity and focus for a group, leaving you relaxed and more receptive!
Simple rhythms and repetition develops our sense of timing and awakens our creative side.
Groups can vary in size, gender, age and background. People of all diversities come together to a common beat!

19 May 2019
Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Adult’s Scarecrow Making Workshops

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2019.

July 28th & August 4th.

New to this year’s Scarecrow Festival, to celebrate our 10th Anniversary year, is the Scarecrow Making Workshops for adults. The workshops are being held on both Sundays during the festival, and entry is free!

Children have long enjoyed being tutored in the fine art of making scarecrows, so we thought, “why not give the adults a chance!”

So if you are in the Scarecrow Village, on Sunday the 28th July, or Sunday 4th August, do drop in, and learn the craft from those who have many year’s experience, and many, many scarecrow creations to their names.

For homework, you will have one year to come up with a wonderful scarecrow for next year’s competition!!!

Durrow Scarecrow Festival
Durrow Scarecrow Festival


14 May 2019
Cocoa Couture at The Durrow Scarecrow Festival.

Children’s Chocolate Workshop with Cocoa Couture

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2019.

Chocolate Workshop!

This year’s Children’s Chocolate Workshop with Cocoa Couture is limited to 15 people, price per person €5.00 + bookiong fee! The fee for this workshop has been subsidized by Durrow Scarecrow Festival, and really is great value!

The workshop is for children aged 6 – 12 years. Please allow 1 hour 10 mins for the duration of this workshop!

The class is given by award winning Blas na hEireann Artisan Chocolatier, Catherine O’Callaghan, who will assist you in making your own Artisan Chocolate Lollipop, complete with labels and packaging. Catherine will also talk about packaging, waste and Recycling, during the workshop, while your creations are setting. This is a great opportunity to learn from an award winning chocolatier!


Children's Chocolate Workshop

5+ Booking Fee
  • Chocolate Creations
  • With Packaging
  • And Labeled
Some of Cocoa Couture's wonderful chocolate creations!
Some of Cocoa Couture's wonderful chocolate creations!
14 May 2019
Geraldine Wisdom - Rush Workshop @ Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Gerardine Wisdom Rush Workshop

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2019.

Gerardine Wisdom Rush Workshop.

Gerardine Wisdom joins us on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of August, two seperate workshops where you will receive tution on how to work with rush and make a basket, bag or rushwork item to bring home with you.

This is a fantastic oppertunity to receive a masterclass with one of the countries best known rushwork artists.

Her fantastic rush-work and basketry has drawn many admirers and it’s an honour to have her in Durrow

You will leave with a whole new appreciation of the rush and what can be achieved with them as a craft element.

Arrive at the Scarecrow Village for 10.00AM, please note, village will be closed but a steward will be available to admit you to the Rush Workshop.

Please note that though the Rush Workshop is from 10am until 5pm, this is not the full length of time you will be there. Time is allowed for each person to proceed at their own pace and finish their creation. Allow 2-3 Hours minimum.

Tickets are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!


Geraldine Wisdom Rush Workshop

15+ Booking Fee
  • Rush Work
  • Basket Making
  • Bag Making