The Scarecrow Festival is an ever popular annual event in Ballinahown. Taking place in the school garden of St Colmcille NS, it quite the spooktacular sight attracting a steady stream of spectakers, locals and visitors alike.
Pupils of the national school, along with their families,, embrace the festival with Halloween-themed scarecrows displayed in the school grounds ahead of the midterm break each year.
Like other events in Ballinahown, this one caught the attention of local and national media. You can read the report from the Westmeath Independant here. RTÉ’s News2day also picked up the story with local children being interviewed with national reach!