Seamus Heaney Tour
In the Footsteps of Seamus Heaney
Join me on my Seamus Heaney Tour – ‘In the Footsteps of Seamus Heaney’ – a journey that is at once appreciative, respectful and grateful for a life given wholly to the joy of poetry and the sense of place.
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, I feel uniquely gifted to follow in the footsteps of the great man and to share his journey through my 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.
Walk through the fields of Tamlaghduff within sight of Seamus’ 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 murdered 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.
Enjoy this brief video introduction to my tour. Booking details are available below.
Tour Details and Pricing
Call me on 02879 386638 for details. Or email Fergal here. List coming soon, but don’t wait till then.