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SiarScéal Festival 2022

– including the Hanna Greally Literary Awards –

Saturday, 12 November is the date that has been announced for SiarScéal Festival 2022, which takes place at Roscommon County Library HQ, starting 10am. Details of the festival, including the full programme of events, have been posted to the festival website.

The Hanna Greally Literary Awards will be announced on the day, with a prize fund totalling €600 to be given out in cash prizes. Entries are still being accepted and the closing date is Friday, 14 October.

Entry is free but limited to one per person and may consist of poetry or prose but, should be on the theme of the competition, which is Sunlit Mornings, Ebbing Tides.

Full details, including terms and conditions and how to enter can be found on the SiarScéal website. Winners will be announced and, prizes presented at the festival in November.

SiarScéal Festival (with the associated Hanna Greally Literary Awards) has been taking place annually, in Roscommon, since 2007. The festival draws its inspiration from unique culture and heritage of the Roscommon environs, together with the regional counties of Leitrim and Sligo. Further information about SiarScéal, including how you can get involved and support their work, is available from their website.

Publications sponsored by SiarScéal, reflecting the array of talent that the festival has attracted over the years, are on sale and available to buy online from this website.

Greetings from Guilka, Ballymoe: Poems from the Head and the Heart by William Tiernan

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Greetings from Guilka, Ballymoe: Poems from the Head and the Heart by William Tiernan

Greetings from Guilka, Ballymoe by William Tiernan (front cover)

The inspiration for this collection of poems may be rooted firmly in a small village in Co Galway but, William Tiernan's poetic vision roams much further than that. Indeed, these poems amply demonstrate that for art to succeed, it is not a matter of how far one has travelled but, how much one is prepared to let the mind wander. Wherever we go in life, we can never stray far from the present. We do not know what the future will bring and, we should feel all the better for that.

The way that the Tiernan writes about his native place would make you wish you were there – like a series of picture postcards. Serious and often grave issues are dealt with too however, with candid observations on life and death, the passing of loved ones, battles with depression, family, friendship and community.

What shines through is an ability to marvel and wonder at all that the world has to offer, all the beautiful things that the Earth possesses, once we know how to appreciate them. If in doubt, then just take a look at the face of the wide-open space when you’re feeling down. In Creation, there is no failure.

Love the silence, embrace it, let your heart be your home and you will never be alone.

Greetings from Guilka, Ballymoe: Poems from the Head and the Heart by William Tiernan
Poetry, lyric poetry, Irish authors, modern and contemporary
86 printed pages with black & white illustrations, paperback
First published in Ireland, in 2016, under the imprint of The Manuscript Publisher
ISBN: 978-0-9576729-6-3

About the Author

William Tiernan is a poet and author who resides in rural Galway, close to the Roscommon border. His writings reflect his personal experiences and convictions as well as strong ties to the community in which he lives, his identification with the place where he grew up.

Three collections of poems have been published to date: Greetings from Guilka, Ballymoe (2016), Bluesy Ballymoe (2018) and The Joys of a Second Rattle at Life (2022). In 2014, he was National Winner in the poetry category at the Hanna Greally International Literary Awards, organised as part of the annual SiarScéal Festival in Co. Roscommon.

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