Welcome to SiarScéal

You have reached the official website of SiarScéal, organisers of the Festival bearing the name that is held every year in Co. Roscommon, Ireland. This festival has run every year since 2007. The 2014 festival will take place in October.

SiarScéal is a historical, literary and bilingual festival inspired by the culture and heritage of Roscommon, its rivers and lakes. SiarScéal celebrates the lives and history of the people of Roscommon, both nationally and globally, through the medium of poetry, prose, short stories, music and dance.

Is féile staire agus liteartha í SiarScéal a fhaigheann inspioráid ó chultúr agus oidhreacht bhaisíní aibhneacha Ros Comáin. Ceiliúradh SiarScéal ar shaol agus ar stair na mhuintir Ros Comáin, go náisiúnta agus go domhanda, trí mheán na filíochta, próis, gearr scéalta, ceol agus damhsa.

Included in the Festival's proceedings are the annual Hanna Greally Literary Awards. Prizes awarded include the Ger Hannily Memorial cup. Entries are invited from all over the world. The competition can be open, or based on a specific theme, which is announced in advance. Full details, including prizes, guidelines, rules of entry, closing dates, etc. are available here.

In 2012, an anthology, comprising a selection of entries to the Hanna Greally Literary Awards over the previous five years, was published under the title of Roscommon in Reflection. It is available to buy from this website, along with other publications from SiarScéal.

SiarScéal is a voluntary collective supported by public subscriptions and funding from various government agencies, arts and literary endowment organisations. The festival and events that we organise are open to the general public and we welcome visitors from near and far. Donations that we receive, for any amount, support this work.

You can keep in touch with SiarScéal, receive periodic updates about future festivals, competitions, forthcoming publications, etc. by subscribing to our News Service.

Feel free to Contact Us anytime, if you would like to learn more about SiarScéal, or become involved in our work.