SiarScéal Festival 2022
– Programme of Events –
Date and Venue
SiarScéal Festival 2022 will take place on Saturday, 12 November at Roscommon County Library HQ, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town starting 10am
Programme of Events
Update: The launch of the book, The Word According to Crow by Sinead McClure will be included in this year's festival proceedings. Sinead is a writer, radio producer and illustrator. In June 2022, she won the Roscommon Chapbook Bursary for this collection, copies of which will be on sale on the day. Further information about this book and Sinead's other work may be found on her website.
10 am Official launch of SiarScéal Festival 2022, presided over by Cllr Tom Crosby, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council
10.30 am Opening address accompanied by guest speaker, Sandra Turner, Roscommon County Council, County Librarian
10.40 am Author, poet, musician Mary Branley, adjudicator of the adult section of the Hanna Greally Literary Awards, facilitator of Hanna Greally Participating Schools workshops
10.50 am Presentation of the Hanna Greally Literary Awards by the Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Crosby
11.15 am Musical interlude
11.30 am Readings from Hanna Greally Literary Award Winners
1 pm Lunch provided and supported by Roscommon County Council, Library Services
2 pm - 4.30 pm Open mike
Hanna Greally Literary Awards
The Hanna Greally Literary Awards have been a feature of the SiarScéal Festival since its inception, in 2007. This year’s theme is Sunlit Mornings, Ebbing Tides. There is an overall prize fund of €600 with two prizes of €200 going to the overall winners for best poem and best prose/short story entry. The closing date for entry is Friday, 14 October 2022. See our Competition page for further information, including how to submit your entry.
SiarScéal celebrates the history and culture of the Roscommon environs and regional counties of Leitrim and Sligo annually, through all art forms. The festival was established to create a space in which each community, living in and around the region, can celebrate their townland and environs through the media of poetry, art, music, photography, social history via exhibitions, readings, recitals. It seeks to bring a range of cultural, heritage and historical activities, in a performance-related manner, into a comprehensive program. We look forward to seeing you at SiarScéal Festival 2022. Further information can be obtained by contacting SiarScéal.