Below is a full list of all categories and winners from this year’s Durrow Scarecrow Festival. We will try to bring you a full list with photographs as soon as we possibly can.

Meanwhile our thanks to all entrants this year – your creativity never ceases to amaze us, and our heartiest congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

Overall Winner

The Greatest Show on Earth Conahy Vintage Group


1. Despicable Me 1, 2 & 3 Marlena & Sophie Tobin
2. Strawerina Ballerina Ellis Family
3. Cliodhna Queen of the Banshees Yarn Bombing Mountmellick


1. Scarecrow Sleeping Beauty Marie Moylan
2. Waiting since Christmas for the Scarecrow Festival Laois Kayak & Canoe Club

3. Reeling in the EARS Irene Phelan

1st Topical

1. Bee Keeping Rose Woods & Kathleen Flynn
2. Blaze Durrow Fire & Rescue
3. Donald Trump Noah & Brenda Murphy


1. Beautiful Mini Beasts St. Laserians School, Carlow
2. An Enchanted School Scoil Tighearnach Naofia, Cullohill, Co Laois
3. Hansel & Gretel Happy Days Creche


1. Pirates of the Caribbean 3rd Laois Durrow Scouts
2. Ms Bandy Legs Margaret Doyle
3. Drink it in Maaaaan! says Buff Roisin Phelan
Joint 4th. Trumps Bad Hay Day John Paul Murphy
Joint 4th. Buddy Bench Ciaran & Cormac Flynn

Youth Assisted

1. I’m Worn Out Glen Stanley
2. What a Catch Ballyragget Scouts
3. Bertie Bassett Conor Moore

Judges Choice

1. Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory Val Delahunty and Martina Cooney
2. Renewal Tree Huggers Rose Woods
3. The Great Escape Midlands Prison
4. The Corpse Bride Niamh, Hannah & Eabha Woods
5. Durrow Scarecrow Fairy Village Enda & Frankie Carroll
6. Harry Potter Margaret Conroy