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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Lady and the Trump a big hit at scarecrow festival

A woman passes a scarecrow entitled ‘Lady and the Trump’. Photo: Brian Lawless
A woman passes a scarecrow entitled ‘Lady and the Trump’. Photo: Brian Lawless

Donald Trump, Harry Potter and Beyonc-Hay can all be found at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival.

Record crowds are expected to throng to Co Laois for the hugely popular event that celebrates the humble scarecrow in its many forms.

Caoimhe O’Grady (8) from Abu Dhabi with a Harry Potter-themed scarecrow at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival in Co Laois, which takes place every year Photo: Brian Lawless
Caoimhe O’Grady (8) from Abu Dhabi with a Harry Potter-themed scarecrow at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival in Co Laois, which takes place every year Photo: Brian Lawless

The festival kicked off on Sunday and will run until August 7 and features events for both young and old.

All this week children have been entertained by the summer camp at the Scarecrow Village and people have been entering the annual round bale decorating competition.

One of the stand-out scarecrows to be seen on display is the 'Lady and the Trump' figure stood outside a local shop.

Irish Independent

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