Welcome to SiarScéal

You have reached the official website of SiarScéal, organisers of the Festival bearing the name that is held every year in County Roscommon, Ireland. This festival has run every year since 2007.

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.

The 2015 SiarScéal Festival will take place in November - see our Festival page for further information, including time, dates, venues, programme of events that are also available to download in this handy brochure.

Entries are now being accepted for the Hanna Greally Literary Awards (which include the Ger Hannily Memorial cup) that form part of the Festival proceedings. We welcome and encourage authors and writers from all over the world to participate. The theme for this year's competition is Century in Reflection. Full details - including prizes, guidelines, rules of entry, closing dates, etc. - are available from our Competition page.
Roscommon in Reflection - the SiarScéal Anthology

SiarScéal publications include books, e-books, music and spoken word CDs all available to buy online. In 2012, an anthology comprising a selection of entries from the first five years of the Hanna Greally Literary Awards, 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 mainly by public subscriptions and donations. The festival and events that we organise are open to the general public; we welcome visitors from near and far. Donations that we receive, for any amount, support this work and help us to plan for future events.

You can keep in touch with SiarScéal, receive periodic updates about future festivals, competitions, new and 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.