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In the Footsteps of Seamus Heaney Tour

Literary Tour of Northern Ireland

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Discover the Work and Life of the Great Irish Writer

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney on this eight-hour literary tour of his native South Derry from Belfast. Tour the newly opened Seamus Heaney HomePlace museum and visit his tranquil, final resting place in Bellaghy Graveyard.

Walk through the fields of his beloved 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.

Whether you’re a Seamus Heaney novice or a scholar of his body of work, this tour will be intimate, moving and arresting in equal measure, delivered with the characteristic humour, knowledge, and subtlety of a fellow Bellaghy native.