Seamus Heaney HomePlace officially opens in Bellaghy (Museum Development)

Posted: Thursday, 29 September 2016

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, the new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy was officially opened by the Heaney family on 29 September, marking the completion of the £4.25M building which will celebrate the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate.

Spanning over two floors, the permanent exhibition entitled Seamus Heaney: Man & Boy, is filled with artefacts related to the poet's life, oral history, a reconstruction of his Dublin study, and features the voice of Heaney reading his own work.

It also features The Helicon, a 189-seat performance space inspired by Greek theatre, areas dedicated to learning and education, a cafe and an annex for community use, as well as a library containing books from Heaney's own home.

Click here to visit the Seamus Heaney HomePlace website.