Project Description

Guided Tours of Seamus Heaney Country

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/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. Take this original Tour of Heaney Country and you will never forget the unique experience.

‘Rich, quality content, full of unexpected joys, beautiful images and then, ultimately, a feeling of sheer satisfaction and pleasure… One of the best guided tours I have ever done’

Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times

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

‘The most informative, exciting and moving tour I have ever experienced’

The Guardian

 

TOURS ONLINE BOOKING FORM

For groups of UP TO 4 PERSONS

Seamus Heaney Tours

Starting From£95.00 ½ Day Tour Tour is conducted by a non-driver guide in a client provided car/coach Per person

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.

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

TOURS ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM

For groups of OVER 4 PERSONS please use the Contact Form below to discuss your requirements and to receive a quote.

A Tour Group with local guide Eugene Kielt, a Seamus Heaney enthusiast and experienced guide, offering tours from Laurel Villa Guest House in Magherafelt | TNI 5 Star Tour rating
Experience the Countryside and landmarks that inspired poet Seamus Heaney with a personalised Seamus Heaney Tour | Your tour guide Eugene Kielt of Laurel Villa Guest House
A Tour Group with local guide Eugene Kielt, a Seamus Heaney enthusiast and experienced guide, offering tours from Laurel Villa Guest House in Magherafelt | TNI 5 Star Tour rating