SiarScéal Festival 2014:
Programme of Events

The date for the 2014 SiarScéal Festival is Saturday, 25 October at Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon. A further date has been added for Friday, 28 November at Trinity Arts Centre, Church Road, Castlerea, Roscommon. See below for details.

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. See below for full Programme of Events.
Venue: The main venue for the festival is Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town. Please refer to the Programme of Events (see below) for full details of dates and venues.

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.

Programme of Events (25 October, Roscommon Library)

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:

Book LaunchThe Battle for Coman’s Wood by Mario Corrigan. Historical fiction inspired by the students from Castleplunkett National School and Abbey National School, Roscommon.

Followed by:

The Hanna Greally Awards Ceremony 2014. Prizes, which include cash prizes, trophies and certificates will be presented on the day. The overall prize winner will receive a publishing package deal valued at €1,000 from The Manuscript Publisher.

Also, presentation of The Ger Hanily Memorial Cup.

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

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

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 Study (Friday, 28 November, Trinity Arts Centre)

The inaugural opening of Trinity Arts Centre, on the 28th November, presenting Water Music, 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 and music by Lilibulero. Duet with Sean Hanily and Annie McNally. Guest speakers.

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