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13 Sep 2018

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2018

Well the curtain has come down on another successful Durrow Scarecrow Festival and we have had time to draw our breath. The 2018 event brought thousands of people to Durrow for a fun filled nine days and the news spread near and far of our wonderful scarecrows.

Durrow Development Forum would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and all those who supplied their services free of charge or land for parking. A special thanks to our scarecrow makers. We cannot express our appreciation enough to our many volunteers who continue to donate their time before, during and after the Festival, your commitment is what makes this event so successful.

To An Garda Síochána, Civil Defence, Laois Partnership, Laois County Council and our Community Employment Scheme – thank you all for your support.

Finally, a big thank you to all the visitors who attended the festival, we hope you enjoyed it and we would love to see you again next year.

Text Thanks To: Daniel Dunne at

13 Sep 2018

Durrow Scarecrow Festival branding gets a fresh lick of paint!

If you were at it or were following the Durrow Scarecrow Festival this year you might have noticed that the festival got a rebrand with a bright fresh new logo which was carried on all our promotional material including a new website, signage, programme and social media … everywhere!.

The fun scarecrow with his crow buddy was everywhere around the town. The work was carried out by Mike McCarthy at Creactive Studios, based in Mountmellick. We loved it and a big thank you for all the enthusiasm and creativity.

Check out his website and work here at