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In Pictures: Huge crowds gather as tenth Durrow Scarecrow Festival gets underway

Hundreds gathered in Durrow to feast their eyes on the straw-filled magnificence that is the annual Scarecrow Festival as it got underway at the weekend.

Now in it’s tenth year, the paramount All-Ireland Scarecrow Championships is a permanent fixture in the Laois events calendar.

Scarecrow villages, arts and crafts exhibitions, delicious food and craft fairs and laserwars are just some of the events visitors can sample over the next week.

Visitors from all over the county can experience Bouncy Castles, Gary Games, Laois Archery and Mice Racing, along with cupcake and fairy workshops.

And of course you have the scarecrows themselves who are absolutely magnificent creations.

They range from Shane Lowry to Boris Johnson and are equally as hilarious and creative as each other.

Our resident photographer Julie Anne Miller was there during the day to snap all of the activities.

Check them all out below:

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LaoisToday's main photographer Julie Anne Miller is a graduate from GMIT. Despite her young age, Julie Anne has years of experience in the food industry. She has worked in Tynan's at the Storeyard in Portlaoise, Ballymaloe House in Cork and Beach Point Country Club in New York. She has also contributed a food column to the Irish Country Living section of the Irish Farmers Journal. She's willing to talk about anything - except football!