About HomePlace

About HomePlace

This is a special place. A moving place. An inspirational place.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers.

Situated between Heaney’s two childhood homes at Mossbawn and The Wood, and only a few hundred yards from St Mary’s Church, Bellaghy, which he chose as his final resting place, HomePlace is at the heart of the area that inspired so much of the poet’s work.

It’s a place where you can sense the warmth of Heaney’s relationships with local people and landscapes; where you can immerse yourself in the Nobel Laureate’s literature.

An award-winning visitor attraction

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is an award-winning, purpose-built arts and literary centre developed by Mid Ulster District Council.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace has won a number of prestigious Awards since opening to the public in September 2016.  HomePlace received Tourism NI’s Most Innovative Business (Large) at the NI Giant Spirit Awards in 2022.  We were awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2023. In 2017, HomePlace was the recipient of Best Visitor and Interpretation Centre at the Discover Heritage Awards, Best Local Authority Tourism Initiative from the NI Local Government Association and Best NI Visitor Attraction at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.

Opening Hours & Ticket Prices

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

Exhibition Ticket 2024 Price
Adult (10% discount on groups of 10 or more full paying adults) £12
Children 7 and under Free
Children 8 and over £7.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £29
Concession £8
School groups £4 per child (adults accompanying school groups free of charge)

Planning your visit to HomePlace

Book tickets for the exhibition and events. You can also see What’s On, email us on seamusheaneyhome@midulstercouncil.org or call the Box Office on

Telephone 028 7938 7444

Make an Enquiry

If you have any questions about the exhibition, an upcoming event or anything else happening at HomePlace, you can write to us or give us a call. We’re here to help.

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