SiarScéal Festival 2015
Programme of Events

Thursday, 5th November

The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox by Rose Morris

As overall winner in last year’s Hanna Greally Literary Awards, Rose Morris received a publishing package from The Manuscript Publisher, to see her book published in print and e-book editions. This year’s festival will open with the launch of Rose’s book, The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox, an illustrated book of children’s verse.

Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town
Entertainment and Refreshment provided

Friday, November 6th

10am: Official Launch of SiarScéal 2015

Presided over by the Chairperson of Roscommon County Council, Cllr John Cummins, accompanied by County Librarian and festival patron, Richie Farrell.

followed by

Presentation of the Hanna Greally Literary Awards 2015

The Overall Winner will receive €200 with prizes also being awarded in categories that include International, National, Local and Schools. The theme for this year’s competition is Centenary in Reflection. Competition is now open for entries. Closing date, 5pm, Friday 23 October, 2015.

Presentation of The Ger Hanily Memorial Cup

followed by

2pm: Writing for Publishing workshop

Writing and Publishing in the Information Age. Open to all. For more information about the workshop, please visit


The venue for SiarScéal Festival 2015 events is Roscommon County Library HQ, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon.

Roscommon County Library HQ

Further Information

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