The festival that’s outstanding in its field …
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

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

30 Jun 2018

Things are getting Clayotic in Durrow!

The brilliantly named Clayotic are with us for the full nine days, situated in The Scarecrow Village. They will add a fun dimension to the Scarecrow Village when they bring their fantastic workshop which uses a unique, non-messy air drying modelling clay loved by children, parents and grand-parents alike.

For ages 3+, this soft and pliable modelling clay is fun to play with and you get the chance to mould and make your own creation to take home. How cool is that?

29 Jun 2018

Carmel’s Fairy Houses to wow the Scarecrows!

Carmel Costello from Carmel’s Fairy Houses will be with us with in the Scarecrow Village during the week for three days from Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd August with her amazing ceramic fairy houses and her inspiring range of holistic cream soaps.

Inspired by nature and the energy of Fairies, these ceramic houses have developed into something magical and she will have a wide range on view, both big and small. She will also have a range of her fine natural soaps, body butters and lip balms.

Check out Carmel’s Fairy Houses 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

21 Jun 2018

Durrow Scarecrow Festival Programme 2018

The Durrow Scarecrow Festival Programme for 2018 is now available to download and browse on the website.

Full of news, an event listing and a map for all you scarecrows who will be wandering around Durrow, check it out now here

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.

13 Jun 2018

On The Bounce in the Scarecrow Village!

After being stuck in a field for days on end a scarecrow likes nothing better than to let their straw down and have fun jumping around in a bouncy castle, its true!, we see it all the time. They love it!

Affordable Castles from Kilkenny will be with us for the full nine days of the festival situated inside the Scarecrow Village with their bouncy castles and they will also be serving up ice-cream, popcorn, candy floss, slushies and minerals.

One part of the all-round entertainment and activities put on for everyone in the Scarecrow Village, so when you around call in and enjoy the fun!