SiarScéal Festival 2014

The dates for the 2014 SiarScéal Festival are Saturday, 25 October at Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town, with a further event taking place on Friday, 28 November at Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Scroll down to see the full Programme of Events or download it here.

Entries are also being accepted for the 2014 Hanna Greally Literary Awards, which includes the Ger Hannily Memorial Cup. Closing date for entries is no later than 5pm of Friday, October 10. Competition entry details ...

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SiarScéal Festival, 2014

Date: Saturday, 25 October and Friday, 28 November
Time: The formal opening will take place at 10am on Saturday, 25 October. Scroll down to see the full Programme of Events or download it here.
Venue: The main venue for the festival is Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town. Please refer to the Programme of Events (see below or download here) for full details of dates, times, venues, etc.

Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon


Hanna Greally Literary Awards, 2014

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday, 10 October. See competition entry rules. Winners will be announced during the Festival - see Programme of Events below which you can also download here.

Programme of Events

25 October, Roscommon County Library,
Abbey Street, Roscommon Town

10am - Formal opening of SiarScéal Festival 2014, presided over by the Mayor of Roscommon and accompanied by County Librarian and festival patron, Richie Farrell of Roscommon.

Followed by:

Traditional music performed by Fiona Sirr.

Followed by:

Book Launch - The Battle for Coman’s Wood by Mario Corrigan. Historical fiction inspired by the students from Castleplunkett National School and Abbey National School, Roscommon. Signed copies of the book will be on sale at the launch and also available to buy online, in print and e-book editions, from October.

Followed by:

The Hanna Greally Awards Ceremony 2014. Winners announced and prizes presented. The overall prize winner will receive a publishing package deal valued at €1,000 from The Manuscript Publisher. Runners-up prizes will also be awarded across several categories. Also, presentation of The Ger Hanily Memorial Cup to the best entry received on the theme of Coman's Wood.

See competition entries details for both the Hanna Greally Awards and Ger Hanily Memorial Cup.

Followed by:

2pm - Writers Workshop with Fred Johnston, Galway-based poet, novelist, playwright. Founder and current director of the Western Writers Centre.

Followed by:

4pm - Writers Workshop with Mario Corrigan - The Process of Writing Books for Children.

Followed by:

Open Mic - closes 5:45pm

Evening programme

8pm - Evening Classical Concert with Readings. Produced by Abbey Music Director, Sean Hanily. Featuring Lilibulero - duet with Sean Hanily and Annie McNally.
Venue: St. Coman's Church of Ireland, Roscommon Town
Concert admission fee: €10 - online bookings accepted: please use PayPal button below.


St Coman's Parish Church, Roscommon Town


Water Music
Friday, 28 November,
Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

7pm - Wine reception followed by: 
SiarScéal presents Water Music at Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea, a study of the River Suck through Mixed Media and Haiku, with Anne Rigney, artist and Gwen Bond, poet. Readings by members of the Mill Wheel Writers. Music by Lilibulero - duet with Sean Hanily and Annie McNally. The exhibition will continue over the weekend.

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