About SiarScéal
- celebrating the culture and heritage of Roscommon -

SiarScéal is an arts and literary festival hosted annually and inspired by the culture and heritage of County Roscommon, in the heart of the Irish midlands. SiarScéal celebrates the lives and history of the people of Roscommon, both nationally and globally, through the media of poetry, prose, short stories, music, visual arts.

Is féile dhátheangach, féile stairiúil, liteartha é SiarScéal atá á eagrú gach bliain i gContae Ros Comáin, spreagtha ag cultúr agus oidhreacht Ros Comáin. Ceiliúríonn SiarScéal saol agus stair muintir Ros Comáin, go náisiúnta agus go domhanda, trí mheán próis, filíochta, gearrscéalta, ceol, amharcealaíon.

SiarScéal also hosts the annual Hanna Greally International Literary Awards, which include the Ger Hanily Memorial Cup, a literary competition which has run every year since the festival began in 2007. Entries are invited from all over the world. Full details about the competition, including themes, prizes, closing dates for entries, previous winners are posted to our website.

Publications sponsored by SiarScéal are on sale and available to buy online from this website. These include books, anthologies, CDs and reflect the array of talent that the festival has attracted over the years.

SiarScéal is a voluntary group supported by public subscriptions as well as funding, in the form of endowments and grants from government bodies, state agencies, arts and literary organisations, together with sponsorship from local businesses. 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, however small, support this work and help us to plan future festivals and events.

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 any aspect of our work.