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If I only had a brain…


Every year, as part of the annual Howya Festival, the town of Durrow hosts the All Ireland Scarecrow Championship.  For a week, the village is populated with over 150 straw men and women, arrayed in situations both life-like and fantastic.

"Walking the Owner is a Woof Job" by Adrian Sheppard- Winner, Best Overall Scarecrow and Best Street Residence Scarecrow

More stuffed treats at Stone Art Blog. [TotH to Presurfer]

As we refrain from striking matches, we might recall that it was on this date in 2005, two months after announcing its intention to lay down its weapons, that the IRA officially disarmed.  In secret locations around the Republic of Ireland, and under the eyes of teams that each included one Protestant and one Catholic priest along with officials from Finland and the United States, the IRA “decommissioned” automatic weapons, ammunition, missiles and explosives– a cache that the head weapons inspector described as “enormous.”

Among the weapons “decommissioned” (source)


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