2015 Scarecrow Festival Review
DURROW SCARECROW FESTIVAL:
As the festival draws to a close after nine 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.
Winners: Overall Winner – Jurassic World by Conahy Vintage Club. Topical Category: First – Hard Cheese by Sean and Anne Conroy; Second – John Crow by Rebecca Kearney; Third – The Highs and Lows of Sport by Core Health & Fitness. Humorous Category: First – Sunday Game of Thrones by Eoin Lawlor; Second – This Carry Out is a Great Idea by Declan & Stephanie Phelan; Third – Zebra Crossing by Carmel Murphy.
Open Category: First – Bonnie the Bunny; Second – Shady Ladies and Lazy Men by Rose Woods; Third – Hozier by Martin Lawlor; Fourth – Craggy Island by Joan Finlay. Humorous Category – Club Section: First – Calm Down, I’m only pulling your calf by Rathdowney Macra na Feirme.
Open Club Section: First – Straw Wars by Durrow Fire Service; Second – Jeff the Busker by Clonmel Mens Shed. Youth Category: First – Crowcan by Edward O’Brien; Second – Five Seconds of Summer by Dunphy Gang; Third – Pocahontas by Amy & Billy Muldowney; Fourth – Dino Hunter by Zachary Carroll.
Youth Assisted Category: First – Spongebob Strawpants by Sarah Jacob; Joint-Second – Ed Sheeran by Brenda and Noah Murphy; Joint-Second – ET by Marlena & Sophia Tobin; Third – Tyred Minnions by Shane, Alison, Keelan, Eoghan, Catherine & Darragh; Fourth – Strawbob Balepants by Jamie & Taylor Mahony; Fifth – Loosing Cents by Michael O’Brien.
Pre-School/School Category: First – Happy Days by Happy Days Crèche; Second – Shiver me Timbers by Kilminchy School House.
Well done to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone for taking part – the quality of entries this year was fantastic which was noted by the judges who had a tough time deciding!
TG4 film the Scarecrow Festival: For two days during the Scarecrow Festival the TG4 TV crew were in Durrow following the path of six Scarecrows they monitored from six Gael Scoil throughout the country in the previous three months. The Scarecrows were created by the pupils in these schools and were then sent on their way to Durrow by various different means of transport. On arrival in Durrow the TV crew met the scarecrows and filmed their new place in the festival.
On Thursday the TV crew filmed all the entries of Scarecrows in Durrow. The seven part programme will go out in the afternoons on TG4 during the childrens programme titled “An Fear Breige” and it is due to start on TV in early September. Well worth Watching!
Scarecrow Raffle Winners: First – Night in Mount Juliet for Two: Brian Brett, c/o Mary O’Shea, Swan Rd, Durrow; Second – Wheelbarrow Hamper: Mary Doyle, New Line, Durrow; Third – Moynan’s Fuel Voucher: Breda Dooley, Rathmakelly, Ballacolla; Fourth – Dunnes Garden Centre Voucher: Helen Neary; Fifth – Castlewood Organic Farm Shop Voucher: Ann-Marie Corrigan, Kilkenny.