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Eugene Kielt

May 16, 2013

Eugene KieltEugene Kielt is a native of Magherafelt. He is a Blue Badge-trained guide who specializes in bespoke tours of Heaney Country. He and Gerardine run Laurel Villa, an award-winning guesthouse which is also the venue for the festival. Its Seamus Heaney Exhibition, poetry-themed bedrooms and regular poetry evenings attract poetry lovers from all over the world. Eugene’s knowledge of – and passion for – South Derry combine with Seamus Heaney’s writings to make these tours an authentic, rewarding experience. Laurel Villa is a Poetry Society Landmark. Eugene’s tours of Heaney Country are recommended by the Guardian, the Irish Times, National Geographic and other travel guides.

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