SiarScéal Festival 2018
– 19-20 October at Roscommon County Library HQ –

The festival takes place over two days (Friday and Saturday, 19-20 October) and involves a multi-media exhibition entitled:

Beneath Western Skies
Peripheral by Faye Boland

There will also be readings from our guest poet, Faye Boland, from her collection, Peripheral. The title poem was Overall Winner at last year’s Hanna Greally International Literary Awards.

Writers workshops, musical performances and an open mike session will also form part of the festival progamme of events.

Persons interested in performing their work at SiarScéal Festival 2018 are asked to text the organisers at Int+353+(0)86 1649756 so that requests can be facilitated.


Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town

Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon

Time and Dates

Friday, 19th October

10.30am – 12.15pm

2.00pm - 3.15pm

Saturday, 20th October

12.00 noon – 4.00pm

For further information, please view the festival brochure (which can also be downloaded).

Beneath Western Skies

Beneath Western Skies exhibition is a collaboration of photography and poetry, featuring seascapes, lakes and landscapes of the breath-taking County Sligo. This scenic county is captured by Sligo photographers and poets (including Ann Joyce, who has been a friend of SiarScéal since its inception) from a series of calendars produced between 2011 and 2014. The photography for this exhibition is untitled.

River Suck photo
River Suck photo
River Suck photo

This collection is responded, in like, by a poetic representation from last year’s SiarScéal Festival Hanna Greally International Literary Awards, including secondary school students from Convent of Mercy College and Roscommon Community College in Roscommon Town. Castleplunkett National School children celebrate their poetry and pictures also. River Suck photography by poet, Bernadette Lynch, The Horses by Matthew Carey and Between Captivity and Villa Maria picture donated by poet, Amy Barry also feature.
Roscommon County Council crest

SiarScéal is an annual community festival based in Roscommon. Roscommon County Council Library Services are the sponsors for this event, with gratitude also to all photographers and poets for their participation. Without your body of work, this would not happen. This collective was subject to editing.

Beneath Western Skies exhibition will run in Roscommon Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town from Tuesday, 16 October until Wednesday, 24 October inclusive.

For further information, view the festival brochure (which can also be downloaded).