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31 Jul 2019

Free Lego Workshop

We’ve added two Lego Workshops to our itinerary of events, for this year’s 10th Anniversary Durrow Scarecrow Festival!
Both workshops are FREE to attend, and will take place, in the Library Durrow, on Wednesday 31st July from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

There will be a Prize for the best Lego Scarecrow!

Where: Durrow Library
When: Wednesday 31st July
Time: 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

28 Jul 2019

Cookery Demonstration – 3pm Monday 29th July

We have a cookery demonstration, with Alison from Castlewood Organic Farm, at 3pm in the Scarecrow Village, on Monday 29th July! Castlewood Farm is an IOFGA Certified Organic Farm located along the river Nore, near Durrow, Co. Laois. The farm is owned by Dominic & Alison Leonard and family. On the farm they produce pigs, sheep and cattle as well as grain crops to feed their animals.
A visit to Castlewood offers Guided Farm Tours, walking trails, a farm shop and Tea Rooms.

Alison’s Cookery Demonstration, which is free to attend, is also at the same time as our Free Kid’s Disco, and we also have a free Wood Turning Demonstration, with Padraig Phelan, which runs from 2pm-5pm.

All events take place in our Scarecrow Village, so it’s the perfect opportunity for both parents and kids to be entertained at the same time!

27 Jul 2019

Senior Citizens Night – July 29th @ 7pm

Our Senior Citizens Night, takes place on Monday 29th July, at 7pm, in the Scarecrow Village, so do please come along, for what is always a wonderful evening!

Starting at 7pm, until 9pm, do drop in and enjoy some music, and chat!

12 Jul 2019

Wrestlers Out – Dinosaur’s In

Unfortunately our friends from the IWW Wrestling, have had difficulty with insurance issues, and have had to cancel many of their events, including their Bank Holiday booking with us! We did not find out about the cancellation, until after this year’s Durrow Scarecrow Festival Brochure had been printed, and it is listed as taking place, in that publication.

So please be advised that the IWW Wrestling for Monday 5th August, is cancelled!

But worry not, we still have a big day planned, and the Scarecrow Village is going all Jurassic Park, as the amazing Dinosaurs Day Live experience, comes to Durrow!

Dinosaurs Live Day

So come along to the Scarecrow Village, at Durrow Scarecrow Festival, and MEET THE DINOSAURS!!!

Dinosaur Live makes its first appearance at our festival, on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th August, and is the perfect opportunity for kids and adults, to meet and greet, some amazing, life-like dinosaurs!!!

Join Terry The Triceratops,

Vinny the Velociraptor &

Trixie the Giant T-Rex for

Dinosaur-mus fun!!!

Where The Scarecrow Village
When August 5th Bank Holiday Monday

12.30pm – 5.30pm – €3 Entry  This is the only day that children are charged, for entry to the Scarecrow Village.

03 Jul 2019

Ladies Night at Castle Durrow

The ever popular Ladies Night, takes place in Castle Durrow, on Tuesday 30th July at 7:30pm.

Have a great Ladies’ Night out with your friends in Castle Durrow on Tuesday 30th July, at 7.30pm where you can enjoy a three course meal, with a complimentary glass of wine. We are delighted to have Castle Durrow on board with us again this year for this very popular event. We are also delighted to have Fifty Seven Boutique and Gift Emporium, Durrow, and Ladybelle Boutique, Abbeyleix, who will provide all the trends for our Fashion Show!

They will thrill you with the latest fashion trends, modelled by locals.  Also involved this year, is Instagram Blogger, Get Glam with Gret .

We have a prize for Best Dressed Lady, on the night, which has been kindly donated by Fifty Seven Boutique!

A night of fashion and music not to be missed.

This is a ticket only event. Tickets are €40 and places are limited. Booking through Eventbrite.

Tickets for Ladies Night, are limited, and are on sale through Eventbrite.

03 Jul 2019

Festival Volunteers Meeting

A meeting for Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2019 volunteers and helpers, will take place on Tuesday 16th July, in the Library, Durrow at 9pm, and on Tuesday 23rd July, from 8pm-9pm on the green, in The Square.

Our festival is run entirely by volunteers, and we could always do with some extra help!! So if you feel that you can spare even an hour of your time, during this year’s event, please come along to the meeting and let us know.

Please spread the word too!!


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!