15 Aug 2017
HomePlace recreates the world of one of Ireland’s literary giants.
Thousands of visitors, including British royalty, have already visited HomePlace to journey through the Nobel laureate’s life and experiences, and discover the people and places that inspired his poetry.
Artefacts on view include a recreation of the poet’s attic study in Dublin as well as dozens of Heaney family photographs, stories, personal items and objects, which reveal aspects of the poet’s personal life.
Video recordings from friends, neighbours and celebrities such as U2’s Bono, former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson and writer and TV personality, Stephen Fry, speak of the genius of the poet and the humanity of the man.
And there are also recordings of Heaney reading his own words.
The poet’s grave is just down the road from the HomePlace in St Mary’s Church, and nearby the ‘Turf Man’ sculpture interprets ‘Digging’, one of Heaney’s most famous poems.
A visit to HomePlace, whether for a special event or just to see and hear the great poet’s work, is an unmissable chance to be inspired by Heaney, and, as he said himself, “Time to be dazzled and the heart to lighten".
Inside the HomePlace
Turf Man, Bellaghy
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