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'I had my existence. I was there.
Me in place and the place in me.'

Seamus Heaney, A Herbal

Life
Discover how Seamus Heaney’s formative years in the Bellaghy area shaped his life and were a source of inspiration throughout his career. Our exhibition is packed with poetry, photographs and stories that take you to the heart of Heaney’s life and work.

Literature
Browse our library, where you will see on display hundreds of books donated by the Heaney family from Seamus Heaney’s own collection, or immerse yourself in our exploration of the poet’s words, rhythm and rhyme.

Inspiration
Savour a piece of theatre, music or poetry in our performance space, The Helicon, or get hands on with a range of engaging arts and crafts activities that will soon get the creativity flowing for kids and adults alike. Be inspired by your visit.

Upcoming Events

Seamus Heaney Home
Seamus Heaney Home
18 May
Into the West: Una Mannion and Louise Kennedy

Into the West: Una Mannion and Louise Kennedy

HomePlace is delighted to welcome two of Ireland’s major literary talents, both of whom

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18 May
Creative Writing for Beginners with Shirley-Anne McMillan

Creative Writing for Beginners with Shirley-Anne McMillan

If you have always wanted to give creative writing a go but aren’t sure

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18 May
Seamus Heaney Exhibition

Seamus Heaney Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Seamus Heaney, and explore through his words and

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23 May
So, Sing On with Martin Carthy

So, Sing On with Martin Carthy

`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all'

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25 May
The 4 of Us

The 4 of Us

'Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so

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27 May
Be Inspired, Explore and Create

Be Inspired, Explore and Create

Be Inspired, Explore and Create Workshop - Itinerary 10:30 am - Arrival Welcome to

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Flexible dates
Seventy-Five Revolutions with Terri Hooley and Stuart Bailie

Seventy-Five Revolutions with Terri Hooley and Stuart Bailie

Terri Hooley, founder of Good Vibrations Records, poet, blarney merchant and alternative treasure, recently

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02 June
The HomePlace Book Club

The HomePlace Book Club

  With Carol O’Doherty and Patricia Broderick   A story is always better if

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03 June
Lily Kingsolver in Conversation

Lily Kingsolver in Conversation

In conversation with Sam Thompson Presented in conjunction with Listowel Writers WeekLily Kingsolver, an environmental

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08 June
Ekphrastic Workshop: Writing Poems from Paintings with Maureen Boyle

Ekphrastic Workshop: Writing Poems from Paintings with Maureen Boyle

‘Painting is silent poetry’ – John Lavery  Maureen Boyle started writing again as an adult

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14 June
Fergal Keane in Conversation

Fergal Keane in Conversation

In conversation with Freya McClementsFergal Keane is one of the BBC's most distinguished correspondents

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20 June
Neil Jordan in Conversation, with special guest Stephen Rea

Neil Jordan in Conversation, with special guest Stephen Rea

As a writer and film director, Jordan has a highly unique body of work,

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29 June
Beyond Tradition: ‘Food For My Soul’

Beyond Tradition: ‘Food For My Soul’

Featuring Mary McGuiggan, in collaboration with Paraig O’Brien  and Maura Johnston With special guests Joe

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29 June
Wildflower Meadow Printing Workshop with Ruth Osborne

Wildflower Meadow Printing Workshop with Ruth Osborne

Join experienced tutor Ruth Osborne for this summer-themed artistic workshop. During this workshop, participants

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06 July
ARBORIST with special guest John Blek

ARBORIST with special guest John Blek

Belfast native Mark McCambridge played his first show as ARBORIST supporting James Yorkston. A

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03 August
Film Screening: That They May Face the Rising Sun

Film Screening: That They May Face the Rising Sun

Presented in association with Breakout PicturesBased on internationally acclaimed Irish author John McGahern's award-winning

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10 August
Silver Necklace OR Earrings Workshop with Diane Lyness

Silver Necklace OR Earrings Workshop with Diane Lyness

With Diane Lyness Following on from her incredibly popular linked bracelet-making workshop last season,

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31 August
The HomePlace Poetry Brunch!

The HomePlace Poetry Brunch!

Featuring Mícheál McCann, Patrick Deeley, Niamh McNally with music from Eilidh Patterson.We are finishing

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05 October
Henry Normal and Nigel Planer

Henry Normal and Nigel Planer

Nigel Planer is a comedy legend, an actor, writer and more importantly for this show he’s a

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