Seamus Heaney HomePlace Opening Events

Lough Neagh Events September 2016: The Opening of the Seamus Heaney HomePlace Celebrating the Life of the Legendary poet.

Date: 30th September – 3rd October 2016

Times: From 1:10pm on 30th Sep

From 11am on 1st Oct

From 7:30am on 2nd Oct

From 7:30pm on 3rd Oct

Venue: Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy

In September 2016, ‘Seamus Heaney HomePlace’ will open in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland, standing at the heart of the place where one of Ireland’s literary giants was born, grew up and which he chose as his final resting place.

At this home for inspiration, echoing the life, literature and legacy of the world renowned poet, scholar, translator, teacher and Nobel Laureate, visitors will be taken on a journey through Seamus Heaney’s life. From his childhood and formative years to his adulthood and later achievements, his story will be told through his own words and the words of the people he knew – and who knew him.

An interactive exhibition explores his work and the rhythm, rhyme and routine of poetry. HomePlace also features a re-creation of the poet’s Dublin study.

Throughout, personal artefacts enrich the authenticity of the experience. A multi-arts and cultural programme will be centred in the building’s performance space.

Situated just 45 minutes from either Belfast or Derry, Seamus Heaney HomePlace is on the main route which links the two cities.


Website: Seamus Heaney HomePlace

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