The Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015 – My Experience in Photo’s

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015, Durrow, Co. Laois

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I was filing away photographs on my computer the other evening when I came across the photographs I’d taken at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival in Laois a few weeks ago.

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015

It was a lovely family day out and one I’d recommend, so with that in mind I’m going to tell you a little bit about the festival should you want to head along yourself next year and share some of my favourite photograph’s from the day.

2015 saw Durrow host its sixth Scarecrow Festival. It ran from Sunday July 26th to Monday August 3rd with events every day and most evenings too.


Durrow is the home of the All Ireland Scarecrow Championships so its people know a good scarecrow when they see one … and they certainly know how to bring them to life!

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015

Durrow village is, from what we saw on the day we visited, a picturesque and well maintained village with a close community. I’ve since learnt that we were right … have a read of this heartwarming status from the festival Facebook page

“As the festival draws to a close after 9 great days, Durrow Development Forum would like to thank everyone who supported the festival in any way, particularly all the volunteers. This is a community festival run entirely by volunteers with every cent raised being used to enhance our town. Repeat visitors to our festival will have noticed the great work that has been done around our green area (new footpaths, lighting etc). Proceeds from the festival for the last number of years, have been used to part fund this project. Proceeds from this year’s festival will go towards the cost of Phase 2 which will see the smaller green completed. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.“(DurrowScarecrowFestival)

More Information:

For more information on the Durrow Scarecrow Festival like including a full list of events visit their website at

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015

To connect with the Durrow Scarecrow Festival connect with them here on Facebook

More on Durrow, Co. Laois:

For more information on Durrow visit

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015

More of my favourite photographs …

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2015


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