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.
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.
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