Roscommon in Reflection
SiarScéal Anthology 2012
Roscommon in Reflection celebrates five years of work submitted to the SiarScéal Festival Hanna Greally Literary Awards. This anthology is a living testimony and representation of the lives and history of the people of Roscommon and national writers through the medium of poetry, prose and short stories. From personal memoirs in rural life exploring the thread of our existence, emigration, the famine ships, Queen Medbh, historical landmarks and fables, to our two majestic rivers, the Shannon and the Suck.
"Metaphorically as an archaeological dig fusing our ancestry to the present time, gleaning from the core of our existence 'what's buried beneath', allowing the reader to empathise with the nostalgic imagery created throughout the yesteryears of life in the west. This anthology will find its pride of place amongst our cultural social history in memory of times past and passing." - Gwen Bond, founder of SiarScéal
"This is a book that emanates from Roscommon and resonates with the landscape and varied stories of Roscommon, but, like all good writing, it slips free of all boundaries and borders to speak directly to the human heart about the human condition." - Dermot Bolger (from the Foreword to this anthology)
Poetry, essays and short stories. 98 pages with colour illustrations. Paperback.
First published in Ireland in 2012 by Roscommon County Council Library Service
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