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Seamus Heaney Tours

Duration:
½ Day Tour
Transport:
Tour is conducted by a non-driver guide in a client provided car/coach
Tour Type:
Afternoon
SKU:
sh-tour
Group size:
1 to 4
(for larger groups please Contact Us for a Quote)

£95.00£120.00

This bespoke half-day tour explores Seamus Heaney’s home ground, visiting many of the places that inspired or influenced his work. Your specialist Heaney guide is local man Eugene Kielt, a Blue Badge guide with over 25 years’ experience.

For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, we have temporarily disabled our Online Booking facility for this Tour. Please use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page to make a booking enquiry (for groups of up to 4 people AND for larger group bookings). Additional precautions will be in place in view of COVID19 and variants.

Discount:
Total: 95.00
SKU: sh-tour Category:

Accompanied service

Full Public Liability insurance Entrance fees where applicable Maximum of 4 Persons per Group (request Quotation for larger groups)

Special offer

Description

Seamus Heaney Poetry Tours Northern Ireland | Personalised Tours

Poet Seamus Heaney (b.1939 d. 2013) was one of Ireland’s best loved public figures and is regarded is one of the world’s greatest poets. This bespoke half-day tour explores Seamus Heaney’s home ground, visiting many of the places that inspired or influenced his work. Your specialist Heaney guide is local man Eugene Kielt, a Blue Badge guide with over 25 years’ experience. He is sensitive, articulate and professional and he will tailor the tour to suit your requirements, whether you are a Heaney novice or a seasoned fan. This is the original Tour of Seamus Heaney Country and it is a TourismNI Accredited 5 STAR tour. You will never forget this unique experience.

You can commence this unique and absorbing tour either at the award-winning Laurel Villa Townhouse in Magherafelt, Ireland’s only poetry guesthouse or at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace visitor centre.

Highlights:

Mossbawn – the birthplace and childhood home of Seamus Heaney

The Forge – Where ‘Barney Devlin hammered the midnight anvil’

The Strand at Lough Beg – the setting for Heaney’s elegy for his murdered cousin

Bellaghy Graveyard – the poet’s final resting place

Your Guide:

  • Eugene Kielt B.A. (Hons.), Certificate in Tour Guiding
  • Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG) London Accredited Blue Badge Guide
  • Accredited Tourism Northern Ireland (TNI) Belfast 5 STAR Guide
  • Member of N. Ireland Tourist Guide Association
  • Seamus Heaney Specialist Guide with over 25 Years’ experience

What’s Included:

  • Pre-tour consultation to determine client(s) requirements
  • Professional guiding fee
  • Full Public Liability insurance
  • Portable PA system to facilitate hearing of the guide’s commentary

What’s not Included:

  • Transportation – this tour is conducted by a non-driver guide in a client provided car/coach
  • Snacks/meals
  • Entrance fees where applicable

SEAMUS HEANEY WALKING TOUR:

For those who prefer a more localised walking tour, we occasionally offer a Seamus Heaney-themed walking tour of Bellaghy village. It commences at Seamus Heaney HomePlace visitor centre and finishes back there. The itinerary includes a visit to the poet’s grave. This is a walking tour so wear comfortable footwear and suitable clothing. Best suited to over 16s. Minimum numbers apply.

Additional information

Select Tour Time

14:00

Number of Persons (maximum 4)

1, 2, 3, 4

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