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Life, literature and landscape
of Seamus Heaney

Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. A couple converse in front of a sketch of Heaney
    Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. It’s a place where you can sense the warmth of Heaney’s relationships with local people and landscapes; where you can immerse yourself in the Nobel Laureate’s literature.
    1. Click here to find out about Seamus Heaney Open Ground
      Explore locations linking the landscape and the literature of Seamus Heaney. Venture out to Open Ground, a series of five locations which held great significance for Seamus Heaney.
    2. A group of musicians in the Helicon performance space at Seamus Heaney HomePlace
      The Helicon, situated in Seamus Heaney HomePlace, is our intimate 190-seater performance space where you can enjoy theatre, music, song, poetry, readings and talks inspired by his life and literature on the traverse stage.
      1. GIANT EXPERIENCES
        Seamus Heaney HomePlace Experience
        Seamus Heaney HomePlace takes you on an inspiring journey through the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest writers. Let Seamus Heaney’s distinctive voice guide you through the exhibition as you get to know the people and places that inspired him. Venture out to Open Ground, a series of five locations which held great significance for one of Ireland's greatest poets.
      2. Blue Badge tour guide Eugene Kielt will take you on a journey through the countryside and landmarks that inspired the poet. This bespoke half-day tour explores Seamus Heaney’s home ground, visiting many of the places that inspired his work.
        1. Broagh Tours offers visitors a passionate tour guide with local knowledge to the area where the poet Seamus Heaney grew up and spoke of in his work.
        2. Join seventh-generation fisherman Gary on board his own passenger boat. There are many stories to be told about the lough and Gary’s the man to tell them. Lough Neagh may even inspire you to write a poem or two. Well, it certainly had that effect on Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.
        3. Church Island is a small island on Lough Beg - 1.5 miles from Bellaghy. On a visit to the island you will discover the ruins of an old church with no spire.
          Stay and explore nearby

          Awaken your Giant Spirit

          1. Welcome to Annagh Cottage situated on the Western Shores of Lough Beg, just N.W of Lough Neagh. Lough Beg, part of which is a Nature Reserve with Church Island as its focal point,comprising of 300 acres of habitat diversity.
          2. HomeHaven is a self catering apartment located near Bellaghy in the heart of Mid Ulster. A modern spacious kitchen/living area is fully equipped and tastefully decorated with a stunning collection of ceramics and artworks.
          3. The Bellaghy Barn is a self catering studio apartment located on a secluded working farm, in the heart of Mid-Ulster (eight miles from Magherafelt). It has recently been refurbished with a well equipped kitchen area and a living area with TV/DVD.
          4. Homeplace Retreat is a spacious 4 bedroom house with large mature gardens to rear. Large kitchen, dining and lounge with attractive furnishings. Large patio area to rear looking out onto woodland garden and garden reading room.
          5. Ballyscullion Park Courtyard Cottages 5 spacious comfortable 3-bedroom 6-bed cottages in a historic private country estate.
          6. Strand Cottage is situated on the shores of Lough Beg, just off the main Belfast/ Londonderry Road, M2/A6. It has panoramic views of Church Island and surrounding countryside. Bellaghy, now famous for Shaemus Heaney home place.
          7. Dewhamill B&B offers guests a countryside experience with views to Lough Beg and Church Island. We are a smoke and pet free home and all guests rooms are on the ground floor.
          8. An idyllic cottage loaded with character and furnished to the highest standard. It is situated in a magnificent one acre garden which borders the Moyola River, and the garden gazebo provides a wonderful place to sit and relax and view the beauty ...
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