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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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05 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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09 June
Raymond Antrobus & Rachel Long: Reading and  Conversation

Raymond Antrobus & Rachel Long: Reading and Conversation

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to welcome two of the UKs most exciting young

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10 June
Northern Chronicles: A Conversation with Gerald Dawe and Guests

Northern Chronicles: A Conversation with Gerald Dawe and Guests

‘Extraordinary consistency; a tone world and sensibility sustained with absolute integrity. Emotional intelligence will

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11 June
Nature Printing Workshop with Ruth Osborne

Nature Printing Workshop with Ruth Osborne

This workshop draws upon the historical process of printing known as ‘Nature Printing’, using

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Patrick Radden Keefe in Conversation

Patrick Radden Keefe in Conversation

‘Where to be saved you only must save face And whatever you say, you

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15 June
Peggy Seeger and Calum MacColl in Concert

Peggy Seeger and Calum MacColl in Concert

   ‘A trailblazer, both in her musical life and in her fiercely independent spirit’

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18 June
Carol Ann Duffy and Friends, with Theo Dorgan, Paula Meehan & Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends, with Theo Dorgan, Paula Meehan & Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Featuring Theo Dorgan, Paula Meehan and music from Colm Mac Con Iomaire 'In the

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100 Poems: A Celebration with Sinéad Morrissey, Daljit Nagra and Zaffar Kunial

100 Poems: A Celebration with Sinéad Morrissey, Daljit Nagra and Zaffar Kunial

Chaired by Eamonn HughesSeamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to celebrate the publication of the

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Place & Displacement: Heaney’s Engagement with his Home Place and Adopted Homes

Place & Displacement: Heaney’s Engagement with his Home Place and Adopted Homes

A LECTURE BY DR RICHARD RANKIN RUSSELL What does it mean to listen to

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25 June
Bernie McGill & Rosemary Jenkinson in Conversation

Bernie McGill & Rosemary Jenkinson in Conversation

In Conversation with Emma Warnock Seamus Heaney HomePlace is delighted to welcome two of

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Political Journalism in the Modern Age: Stephen Walker, Suzanne Breen & Mark Carruthers

Political Journalism in the Modern Age: Stephen Walker, Suzanne Breen & Mark Carruthers

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

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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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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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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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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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Education

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