THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE SCARECROW FESTIVAL SUCH A HUGE SUCCESS! A most sincere “thank you” to all our sponsors, service providers, scarecrow makers and volunteers who helped before, during and after the Scarecrow Festival. The atmosphere in Durrow was brilliant and none of it would have been possible if not for the volunteers that gave up a large part of their time, by volunteering to ensure that the festival and its visitors had a great nine days. The commitment of the volunteers show the best things about our community that you can’t find anywhere else. We had so many volunteers that we cannot reach on thanking you all individually, so on behalf of Durrow Development Forum, we want to once again say thank you to all who made this Festival a success once again.
Arts & Crafts Exhibition and Sale: A big thank you also to all the volunteers and craftspeople who helped out at the Arts & Crafts in the Community Centre during the Scarecrow Festival.

SCARECROW RAFFLE RESULTS: First Prize – Wheelbarrow Hamper won by: Noel and Majella, Ralish, Abbeyleix; Second Prize – €150 voucher for Dunne’s Nurseries won by: Aneliese Farrell, Inchicore, Dublin; Third Prize – €50 voucher for Ashbrook Arms won by: William O’Grady, Bruckana, Johnstown; Fourth Prize – Small Hamper won by: Declan Byrne, Loughboy, Kilkenny. Congratulations to all the winners and our thanks to everyone who supported this raffle.

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION RESULTS: Senior Competition: First Prize – Margaret Quinn, Athy; Second Prize – Frank Fanning, Athy; Third Prize – Adam Sheridan, Co. Meath; Special Award – Vera Fogarty, Dereen, Durrow. Junior Competition: First Prize – Helen Wellwood, Woodsgift Johnstown; Second Prize – Edward O’Brien, Derry Road, Durrow; Third Prize – Emma Rumble, Sean Doire, Durrow; Special Award – Louise Wellwood, Woodsgift, Johnstown. Congratulations to all the winners!

SCARECROW FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT 2017: Congratulations to Bob’s Bar on winning the 2017 Pub Foosball Competition on the Saturday evening in the Scarecrow Festival Village. Bob’s Bar defeated The Castle Arms Hotel in a pulsating game that went on to Sudden Death after 10 goals each in normal time. Well done to both teams on giving us a great sporting game. Many thanks to all teams who took part!