The Hanna Greally Literary Awards
– Previous Winners –
The Hanna Greally Literary Awards have run every year of the SiarScéal Festival since its inception in 2008.
Previous winning entries from the first five years of the Hanna Greally Literary Awards have been published in the SiarScéal Anthology 2012: Roscommon in Reflection. It is available to buy online in print and e-book editions.
A selection of entries from 2015 and previous years' awards are included in the anthology, Centenary in Reflection, which was launched as part of the Festival programme of events. It is available to buy from our online bookshop.
The Burma Road Blues / Western Quartet by Michael Farry, Co. Meath
And from Nowhere These Old Photos by Christopher James, living in France
Best Short Story – Joint Winners
Doll Parts by Adam Trodd, Dublin
Painting the Bones of the West by Louise G. Cole, Roscommon
Highly Commended – Poems
Aging Mist by Amy Barry, Athlone
Black Boots by Patricia Donnellan, Co Clare
Highly Commended – Short Stories
The Display by Eugene McGivern, Athlone
The Visitors by James Woods, Roscommon
Borrowed Time by Maureen Harkin, Sligo
Broken by Anthony Baggott, Roscommon
A Western Medley Surprise by Frank Fahy, Galway
Ger Hanily Memorial Prize – for Sense of Place
Going Back by Anne McManus, Galway
Faye Boland for her poem, Peripheral
Maureen Gallagher for her short story, The Hiring Fair
Ger Hanily Memorial Cup
Gearoid O'Brien for his poem, Go West Young Man (1920-2010)
Amy Barry for Between Captivity and Villa Maria
Rory Duffy for The Fifth Way
David Butler for Windscape
Greagoir O Duill for Donegal Beach
Bernadette Lynch for River
Susan Flynn for Swifts
Maureen Lydon for Meandering Beneath Western Skies
Susan Graham for Collagagh, the land at the back of the mountain
Christine Broe for In Mayo
Mary Bramley for Measured
Majella Haugh for A Letter to America
Frank Fahy for Pecking Order
Eithne Cavanagh for Galway Greys
Patrick Devaney for Millifont Visits
Jack Fallon for Farewell to the Swallows
Bernadette Bradley for Sunday in Central Park
The 2016 Hanna Greally International Literary Awards were presented at the SiarScéal Festival 2016, which took place in Roscommon from 7th to 8th October.
The awards honoured Hanna Greally, author of Bird's Nest Soup and for whom the awards are named. Poet, Ann Joyce was the adjudicator. Participating schools included Roscommon Community College - CBS, the Mercy Convent, Abbey Boys NS, Castleplunkett NS and Abbeycarton NS.
Details to follow …
Rose Morris was overall winner for her short story, The Wall. Her prize was a publishing package deal from The Manuscript Publisher. Her book, an illustrated children's tale told in verse was formally launched at the SiarSceal Festival of the following year. The Splendiferous Tale of Ferdinand Fox by Rose Morris is among the books available to buy from our online bookshop.
Names of other winners, from previous years, include: Joe and Teresa McClure, Geraldine Corr, Pauline Scott, Colum Clarke, Catherine Ryan, Benjamin Burns, Mike Casey, Maureen Lydon, Eileen Casey Noelle Lynskey, Maureen Gibbs, Joan Attenbury, Monika Kaboth, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Padraig Higgins, Gbemi Shogunle, Margaret Fawcett, Karen O'Connor, Maura O'Grady, Anne Hanly, Deirdre Brennan, Susan Flynn, Michael Farry.