SiarScéal is a historical, literary, bilingual festival hosted annually and inspired by the culture and heritage of County Roscommon, Ireland. SiarScéal celebrates the lives and history of the people of Roscommon, both nationally and globally, through the medium of poetry, prose and short stories.
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, agus gearrscéalta.
SiarScéal also hosts the annual Hanna Greally 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.
SiarScéal publications include: Roscommon in Reflection Anthology 2012, Home Place in Translation and bilingual booklets (English and Gaeilge), as well as a poetry to music CDs with a historical theme, all of which are available to buy online, from this website.
I measc foilseachán SiarScéal: Roscommon in Reflection Anthology 2012; Home Place san Aistriúchán; agus leabhráin dátheangach (Béarla agus Gaeilge), chomh maith le filíocht le ceol le téama stairiúil, ar fad atá ar fáil a cheannach ar líne, as an suíomh gréasáin seo.
SiarScéal is a voluntary organisation supported by public subscriptions as well as funding in the form of endowments and grants, 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.
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Feel free to Contact Us anytime, if you would like to learn more about SiarScéal or become involved in any aspect of our work.