The Hanna Greally International Literary Awards
- Previous Winners -

The Hanna Greally Literary Awards have run every year of the SiarScéal Festival since its inception in 2008.
Roscommon in Reflection – SiarScéal Anthology 2012

Centenary in Reflection – SiarScéal Anthology 2016
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.

2017 Awards

Overall Winner

Faye Boland for her poem, Peripheral

First Prize

Maureen Gallagher for her short story, The Hiring Fair

Ger Hanily Memorial Cup

Gearoid O'Brien for his poem, Go West Young Man (1920-2010)

Highly Commended

Amy Barry for Between Captivity and Villa Maria
Aisling Gormley
Rory Duffy for The Fifth Way
David Butler for Windscape
Greagoir O Duill for Donegal Beach
Bernadette Lynch for River

Also Commended

Susan Flynn for Swifts
Maureen Lydon for Meandering Beneath Western Skies
Susan Graham for Collagagh, the land at the back of the mountain
Christine Broe for In Mayo
Mary Bramley for Measured
Majella Haugh for A Letter to America
Frank Fahy for Pecking Order
Eithne Cavanagh for Galway Greys
Patrick Devaney for Millifont Visits
Jack Fallon for Farewell to the Swallows
Bernadette Bradley for Sunday in Central Park

2016 Awards

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.

2015 Awards

Details to follow ...

2014 Awards

The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox by Rose Morris (with illustrations by Karolina Smorczewska)
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.

Previous Years

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.