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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
24 June
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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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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07 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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10 July
Open Ground Guided Experience

Open Ground Guided Experience

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

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13 July
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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22 July
Balloon Sculpture Workshop

Balloon Sculpture Workshop

In this session you will use casting plaster to create balloon sculptures. You will

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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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Exhibition

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Education

Our Creative Zone Blog has engaging arts and craft based activities.

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