The festival that’s outstanding in its field …

Dog Obedience & Training with Pat Slattery

Taking place on Saturday 30th July, from 1pm to 5pm, Dog Obedience & Training, with Pat Slattery, is sure to be lots of fun!
Get tips and techniques on how to improve your dog’s general behaviour!

When: Saturday 30th July
Where: Behind Playground, on Kilkenny Road
Time: 1pm – 5pm

Please note: Unfortunately we had to cancel the previously advertised Dog Agility event, as due to unforeseen circumstances, our host could not make it this weekend.

A Dog friendly festival!

Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts, and we know how dear they are to all who are lucky enough to have a canine companion! Durrow Scarecrow Festival is a dog friendly event and the pooches are always more than welcome!
All we ask of owners is to keep their dogs on a lead at all times, and of course to clean up, after nature calls!

We have Doggie Water Stations in place in all our festival areas!

Senior Citizens Day – July 25th @ 3pm


Venue: The Scarecrow Village

Our Senior Citizens Day, takes place on Monday 25th July, from 3pm to 5pm, in the Scarecrow Village, sp please take note of our venue change. Our original plan was to welcome all senior citizens to the newly refurbished ICA Hall, on Patrick Street, but unfortunately renovations are just not quite complete, so with everyones’s health and safety in mind, we decided to move location.
So do please come along to the Scarecrow Village for what is always a wonderful day, with music, chat and refreshments.



Holly Ogilvie to Officially Launch Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Holly Ogilvie will officially launch this year’s Durrow Scarecrow Festival, on Sunday 24th July at 12:15pm, in the Scarecrow Village. Holly is a member of the Laois Kayak and Canoe club, which is based in Durrow, Co. Laois. 

Earlier this month, Holly competed for Ireland at the World Canoe Freestyle Championships.

Having won her heat she progressed to the semi-final, and Holly is now ranked as the 8th junior female in the World, which is an amazing achievement.  

Held every two years the event saw over 200 of the world’s best freestyle kayakers, from more than 25 countries come together at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham, England to compete.

Freestyle is a whitewater discipline where competitors use the power of the water to score points for tricks and flips on a set feature of a rapid. Points are awarded by judges for each different rotation during a timed choreographed routine.

Free Lego Workshop

Do LEGO Boats Float?

Ahoy Maties! Drop into Durrow Library, on Tuesday 26th July, to take part in one of our creative Lego workshops. Design and build a boat with the world’s most popular toy, then test it to see if it floats on it’s maiden voyage.  These workshops take place at various times during the day, just drop into the Library and join a session – Free Event

There will be a Prize for the best Lego Boat!!!

Where: Durrow Library
When: Tuesday 26th July
Time: Ongoing throughout the day


Ladies Night at Castle Durrow

The ever popular Ladies Night, takes place in Castle Durrow, on Wednesday 27th July at 7:30pm.

The ever popular Ladies Night at Castle Durrow is back this year with MC on the night, Dr. AnneMarie Eustace Ryan. Fashion Show in association with Fifty Seven Boutique and Gift Emporium, Durrow and Ladybelle Boutique, Abbeyleix, who will provide all the trends for our Fashion Show! Cocktail Demonstration by Susan from The Yard at Bob’s Bar, and a Chat on Gut Health/Menopause.
Food, Drinks and Music on the night. Tickets on sale from 10am on Eventbrite from Friday 1st July.

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