Scaring up a great time at novel county festival
THERE were plump ones, scrawny sorts and even scarecrows sporting pink polka-dot dresses at the annual scarefest in a Co Laois village.
There were throngs of people flocking to look at this year's creations at the Durrow Scarecrow Festival.
Even comedian Brendan O'Carroll made a surprise appearance but he looked a little leaner than usual in the middle of the scarecrow installation called 'Mrs Brown's Buoys' at the fifth All-Ireland championship.
Evelyn Clancy, chair of the Durrow Development Forum, said: "The highlight of the festival is of course the All Ireland Scarecrow Championships in which over 120 scarecrows from the four corners of Ireland and beyond will compete to win a prize."
And there was plenty of competition for a slice of the €3,000 prize fund.