SiarScéal Festival 2017 – 20 Oct and 21 Oct

The SiarScéal Festival 2017 includes the Hanna Greally International Literary Awards ceremony takes place over Friday and Saturday, 20-21 October at Roscommon County Library HQ from 10am to 4.30pm

Presentations will be followed by readings and an open mike session, giving opportunities to participants who would like to showcase their work in a public setting.

This will take place on the Saturday. There will a special presentation for winners in the student categories on Friday, 20 October.

Hanna Greally International Literary Awards 2017 Entries now being accepted

Competition Theme – Beneath Western Skies


  • Overall Prize winner will receive a publishing package from The Manuscript Publisher, valued at €2000
  • A cash prize of €700 will be awarded to recipient of 1st Prize
  • Trophy prizes will be awarded to Highly Commended entries in the various categories (poetry, prose/short stories
  • Beneath Western Skies anthology will be published from this year’s school entries.

Competition Rules of Entry

Poetry not more than 100 lines and short story/prose not to extend beyond 2000 words. Entries submitted must be typed and titled, accompanied by entrant’s name written on a separate page. The judges’ decision is final.

Competition Entry Fee

€10 for up to three entries. Entries may include poetry and/or prose.

Closing Date

Competition entries (together with entry fees) must be received on or before 1 September, 2017. They can be submitted online or sent to:

Mary Butler, a/County Librarian,
Roscommon County Council Library Services,
Abbey Street,

Cheques, postal orders should be made payable to SiarScéal Festival Group. Payments by credit/debit card may be made via PayPal – see Competitions page for details and further information.

Deadline for entries is on or before 1 September, 2017

artist forms link
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