SiarScéal 2023 Celebration Details Announced

– Hanna Greally Literary Awards 2023 Now Accepting Entries –

Detail have been announced for the SiarScéal Festival 2023, to take place at Roscommon County Library, Abbey Street, Roscommon Town on Saturday, 21 October. 

Entries are now being accepted for this year's Hanna Greally Literary Awards, which takes place annually as part of the festival. An cash prize fund totalling €400 will be disbursed, with overall winners in the Poetry and Prose/Short Stories categories each receiving €200.

Entry is free but limited to one per participant. Entries may be on any subject or theme but should be presented in the style of poetry (maximum of 100 lines) or prose/short story (maximum of 2000 words). Full details of how to enter (including competition rules, etc) are available from the website of SiarScéal (see Competitions page). The closing date for entries is Friday, 22 September 2023 and must be received on or before 5pm (Irish time).

Winners will be announced and prizes presented at SiarScéal Festival 2023 to take place in October. Also featuring as part of the festival's programme of events is a symposium of young writers from Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim, who will read from work contained in their own handmade book, produced with the help of artist, Vanya Ward. The occasion will also be broadcast on The Arts Programme with Ursula Ledwith on Ros FM.

SiarScéal is an annual arts and literary festival that has run every year since 2007 and takes place in Roscommon, drawing inspiration from unique culture and heritage of the Roscommon environs, together with the regional counties of Leitrim and Sligo.