Celebrating the Culture and Heritage of Roscommon

SiarScéal is a historical, literary, bilingual festival hosted annually and inspired by the culture and heritage of County Roscommon. SiarScéal celebrates the lives and history of the people of Roscommon, both nationally and globally, through the medium of poetry, prose and short stories.

SiarScéal also hosts the annual Hanna Greally Literary Awards, a literary competition which has run every year since the festival began. 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 2012Home 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.

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.

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 from government agencies and endowments from arts and literary organisations. The festival and events that we organise are open to the general public and we welcome visitors from near and far. Donations that we receive, for any amount, however small, support this work.

You can keep in touch with SiarScéal, receive periodic updates about future festivals, competitions, 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.

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40days until
SiarScéal Festival 2014

Programme of Events

25days until
Closing Date for Entries to The Hanna Greally Literary Awards, 2014

The SiarScéal Anthology