The Hanna Greally Literary Awards have run every year of the SiarScéal Festival since its inception in 2008.
Previous winning entries from the first five years of the Hanna Greally Literary Awards have been published in the SiarScéal Anthology 2012: Roscommon in Reflection. It is available to buy online in print and e-book editions.
A selection of entries from 2015 and previous years' awards are included in the anthology, Centenary in Reflection, which was launched as part of the Festival programme of events. It is available to buy from our online bookshop.
The 2016 Hanna Greally International Literary Awards were presented at the SiarScéal Festival 2016, which took place in Roscommon from 7th to 8th October.
The awards honoured Hanna Greally, author of Bird's Nest Soup and for whom the awards are named. Poet, Ann Joyce was the adjudicator. Participating schools included Roscommon Community College - CBS, the Mercy Convent, Abbey Boys NS, Castleplunkett NS and Abbeycarton NS.
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Rose Morris was overall winner for her short story, The Wall. Her prize was a publishing package deal from The Manuscript Publisher. Her book, an illustrated children's tale told in verse was formally launched at the SiarSceal Festival of the following year. The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox by Rose Morris is among the books available to buy from our online bookshop.
Names of other winners, from previous years, include: Joe and Teresa McClure, Geraldine Corr, Pauline Scott, Colum Clarke, Catherine Ryan, Benjamin Burns, Mike Casey, Maureen Lydon, Eileen Casey Noelle Lynskey, Maureen Gibbs, Joan Attenbury, Monika Kaboth, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Padraig Higgins, Gbemi Shogunle, Margaret Fawcett, Karen O'Connor, Maura O'Grady, Anne Hanly, Deirdre Brennan, Susan Flynn, Michael Farry.