Welcome to SiarScéal

Welcome to SiarScéal, organisers of the annual arts and literary Festival that bears its name. The festival has run every year since 2007 and takes place in Roscommon, in the heart of the Irish midlands, drawing inspiration from unique culture and heritage of the locality. More information ...

The Hanna Greally International Literary Awards (which include the Ger Hanily Memorial Cup) are held annually in conjunction with the Festival. The awards are presented across categories that include local, national, international and include poetry and prose. Entries are received from all over the world, with prizes awarded in each of the categories. More information ...

SiarScéal has sponsored the publication of several books, anthologies, journals reflecting the range of talent that the festival has attracted over the years. Many of these are available to buy online from this website, including print and e-book editions. More information ...

SiarScéal is a voluntary collective, supported mainly by public subscriptions and donations. The festival and events that we organise are open to the general public; we welcome visitors from near and far. Donations that we receive, for any amount, support this work and help us to plan for future events. More information ...

You can keep in touch with SiarScéal, receive periodic updates about future festivals, competitions, new and forthcoming publications, etc., by subscribing to our News Service.

Feel free to Contact Us anytime if you would like to learn more about SiarScéal, or become involved in our work.