In The Footsteps of Seamus Heaney

£62.00

This four hour tour will take in the sights and sounds of Seamus Heaney’s home ground around his native Anahorish and Bellaghy.

Walk through the fields of Tamlaghduff within sight of Seamus Heaney’s family home at ‘The Wood’, perhaps enjoying a chance meeting with one of his brothers; stroll through the ‘squeaking sedge’ on the Strand at Lough Beg, made famous in Seamus’ eulogy for his cousin; gaze out over the vast expanse of Toner’s Bog, from his eponymous poem ‘Digging’, now returned to its natural state in the total stillness of Ballymacombs.

Or simply breathe the Bellaghy air that Seamus himself breathed as you immerse yourself in the totality of his amazing sense of place.

The original and best tours of the landscapes and places made famous by Seamus Heaney, guided by those who knew him personally and who grew up in his native South Derry.

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Seamus Heaney Tour

Having known and worked with Seamus Heaney over many years and having grown up in the same fields and lanes and knowing the same people in his native Bellaghy, professional guide Fergal Kearney is uniquely gifted to follow in the footsteps of the great man and to share his journey through his own eyes. This is no stranger’s view of the poet in his place, but that of a generation that has been influenced by Seamus over the years and known him personally for decades.

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