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/influenced his work. Your specialist Heaney guide is local man Eugene Kielt, a Blue Badge guide with over 25 years’ experience.

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
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Bottled water

What’s not Included:

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

PLEASE NOTE: If your preferred tour date is not available on the booking calendar please contact us directly and we may be able to facilitate you. Email info@laurel-villa.com or Telephone +44 (0)28 79301459

SEAMUS HEANEY WALKING TOUR:

For those who prefer a more localised walking tour, we offer a Seamus Heaney-themed walking tour of Bellaghy village. It operates on afternoons twice weekly during the summer. 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. Phone bookings only: Tel +44 (0)28 7930 1459

Additional information

Select Tour Time

14:00

Number of Persons (maximum 4)

1, 2, 3, 4

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