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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
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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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Political Journalism in the Modern Age: William Crawley, Suzanne Breen & Mark Carruthers

Political Journalism in the Modern Age: William Crawley, Suzanne Breen & Mark Carruthers

With Mark Carruthers, Suzanne Breen and Stephen Walker ‘On the high wires of first

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03 July
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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04 July
Play in the Back Yard

Play in the Back Yard

Join us in the Back Yard for outdoors, explorative play. Enjoy our sand and

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07 July
Open Ground Guided Experience

Open Ground Guided Experience

Open Ground is a unique visitor experience centred on five locations.

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16 July
Creative Writing Workshop: Summer Home with Bernie McGill

Creative Writing Workshop: Summer Home with Bernie McGill

Join facilitator Bernie McGill for a writing workshop in the Moyola Hall and Sensory

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24 July
Summer Sundays in the Back Yard: Brigid O’Neill

Summer Sundays in the Back Yard: Brigid O’Neill

Following on from the success of last year’s Summer Sunday performances in The Back

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01 August
Comic Book Drawing

Comic Book Drawing

Learn how to draw your favourite comic book heroes, and get tips on how

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02 August
Poetry Workshop for Young Adults (14-18 years old) with John Blackmore

Poetry Workshop for Young Adults (14-18 years old) with John Blackmore

John Blackmore is a poet, singer-songwriter and postgraduate university researcher based in the South

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06 August
Silver Stacking Rings

Silver Stacking Rings

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

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09 August
Lego Animation Workshop

Lego Animation Workshop

These mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy are a great introduction for

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09 August
Lego Animation Workshop

Lego Animation Workshop

These mini animation master classes by Can Do Academy are a great introduction for

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13 August
So Sing On with Hothouse Flowers

So Sing On with Hothouse Flowers

Hothouse Flowers need no introduction! They burst on to the Irish music scene over

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28 August
Summer Sundays in the Back Yard: Jack Warnock & Donal O’Connor

Summer Sundays in the Back Yard: Jack Warnock & Donal O’Connor

Following on from the success of last year’s Summer Sunday performances in The Back

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16 September
The Whole Nine Yarns with Owen O’Neill

The Whole Nine Yarns with Owen O’Neill

‘These are real life stories from the gut. His poetry is like an ambush.

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20 September
Creative Writing Masterclasses with Eric Ngalle Charles

Creative Writing Masterclasses with Eric Ngalle Charles

As Poet-in-Residence at HomePlace in May, Eric Ngalle Charles will host a series of

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30 September
Armistead Maupin in Conversation

Armistead Maupin in Conversation

With Rick O'SheaPLEASE NOTE: IN A CHANGE TO THE PRINTED PROGRAMME, THIS EVENT WILL

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