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04 Aug 2019

Overall Winner 2019

Save Our Bees, Hug Our Trees, Clean Our Seas

It was tipped by many to come out on top, and when the drum roll subsided, and the 2019 Overall Winner was announced, it was Dove House’s wonderful creation, that had stole the hearts of the judges, as well as the public!

‘Save Our Bees, Hug Our Trees, Clean Our Seas’ is not just a wonderfully assembled installation, it also carries a potent message about our environment! We all know the importance of the great pollinators, that are bees, the need to protect our trees, and the plight faced by so many species, that live in our plastic polluted seas! This year’s winner cleverly combined, and highlighted all three issues, in such a unique, fun, and educational way!

We extend our congratulations to Dove House, for their wonderful creation, which has earned them the title of All Ireland Scarecrow Champions 2019, and also to all winners in this year’s hotly contested competition!
Our sincerest thanks to everyone who took part, and the entries never cease to amuse and amaze! They get better and better, year after year!

We will publish an entire list of all winners, very soon, but tonight belongs to Dove House and ‘Save Our Bees, Hug Our Trees, Clean Our Seas’!

Save Our Bees, Hug Our Trees, Clean Our Seas
Overall Prize
Category Sponsored by St. Canice’s Credit Union


03 Aug 2019

Snapshots from the Scarecrow Festival!

If you haven’t already been to Durrow Scarecrow Festival, here is a sneak peek at what you’re missing!
It’s been wild, wacky, and so much fun, and the good news is, that the festival continues right through the Bank Holiday Weekend, finishing on Monday evening, with Dinosaur Day Live!

If ever two scarecrows were made for each other…..
Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2019!
Found It!!!
Love this! See lots more Round Bale creations in The Ranch, at Durrow Scarecrow Festival!
Tribute to the late, great, Brendan Grace, situated in The Ranch, at Durrow Scarecrow Festival!
Teddy Bear Hospital
Darren Graham at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition, at Durrow Community Centre
Scarecrow t-shirts anyone?

Visit the Ranch, to see an amazing collection of ‘Old World Machinery’.
Laser Wars
In the Scarecrow Village
The Handmaid’s Bale
A sunny Scarecrow Village
Dinosaur Live Day 0n Monday August 5th!
Fun times in the Scarecrow Village, with Scats Bouncy Castles
Old World Machinery at The Ranch
Relaxing in the Scarecrow Village
Scarecrow Festival Duck Derby
Taking a break!
Scarecrow Time!!!
03 Aug 2019

Dunmore Country School – Family Herb & Vegetable Discovery Trail

Dunmore Country School – Family Herb & Vegetable Discovery Trail, with Tanguy de Toulgoët in association with Durrow Scarecrow Festival, takes place on both Saturday 3rd August and Sunday 4th August; from 10:30am to 11:30am on both days!

Booking is Essential!

Cost €2 per person, plus booking fee, and under 2 years are free.

This is a wonderful workshop suitable for all including families.

Meet at entrance to Scarecrow Village.

Book Now


03 Aug 2019

My Dog Or Me

Taking place on Saturday 3rd August, at 2pm, the My Dog Or Me agility challenge is sure to be lots of fun!
Challenge your dog and yourself, in this fun agility event, with both the owner and dog taking part!
Guide your pet through the tunnels, and if they decide they are not going through any tunnel, then the owner must complete that section instead!

This is a family fun event, where admission and participation are free!
A donations bucket will be present, and any contribution is entirely at your own discretion.

Prizes for the winners!!!

When: Saturday 3rd August
Where: Behind Playground, on Kilkenny Road
Time: 2pm – 5pm



Fancy Dress Dog Show - Sunday July 28th - Durrow Scarecrow Festival

What a great event to look forward to, and the good news is that it takes place on the first day of this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival! A Dog Show is cute, but a Fancy Dress Dog Show is really going to be that extra bit special.