Roscommon in Reflection
SiarScéal Anthology

SiarScéal Anthology - Roscommon in Reflection. Collection of poetry and prose.

SiarScéal Anthology
Roscommon in Reflection

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SiarScéal celebrates the history, culture and mythology of the people and environs, from the Suck to the Shannon, through the media of all art forms, with themed productions and exhibitions.

A community-based project, an annual SiarScéal Festival has been held every year since 2007. SiarScéal also organises the Hanna Greally Literary Awards, which take place annually in conjunction with the festival.

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The SiarScéal Anthology is a literary collective from local and national writers, celebrating five years of work submitted to the SiarScéal Festival Hanna Greally Literary Awards, painting word-themed exhibitions, other publications and choral productions.

SiarScéal Festival is a historical, literary, bilingual festival hosted annually in County Roscommon, inspired by the culture and heritage of Roscommon’s river basins.

SiarScéal 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', this collection allows the reader to empathise with the nostalgic imagery created throughout the yesteryears of life in the west. It will find its pride of place amongst our cultural social history in memory of times past and passing. - Gwen Bond, founder of SiarScéal.

SiarScéal Anthology 2012: Roscommon in Reflection
Poetry, essays and short stories. 98 pages with colour illustrations.
First published in Ireland in 2012 by Roscommon County Council Library Service
ISBN: 978-0-9551459-7-1

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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)
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