Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main Street, Bellaghy, County Londonderry, BT45 8HT
  • Telephone 028 7938 7444
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm.
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  • Website www.seamusheaneyhome.com
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The Seamus Heaney HomePlace celebrates the life and literature of the poet and Nobel Laureate who was one of Ireland's greatest writers.

The bus from Belfast takes about an hour.

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'About the Place' Poetry Brunch

*With Jo Burns, Maureen Boyle and Una Mannion. * Following on from last years' highly successful Poetry Brunch in the Eel Fishery, do not miss this year's chance to join us for a very special afternoon of poetry and music. Jo Burns, originally from Maghera, lives in Germany with her husband and three children. Jo…

Sat 10 Aug

£15 / 028 7938 7444

The Belfast Boys with Adrian Rice

The Belfast Boys, *hailing from Belfast but now living and working in Hickory, North Carolina, are a dynamic traditional Irish music duo. Alan Mearns is an award-winning classical guitarist and Adrian Rice is one of Ulster's pre-eminent poets. Adrian and Alan provide a rare blend of traditional music, and are known for…

Sat 20 Jul

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

The Camino Voyage

'An absolutely beautiful film'* BBC Radio Ulster* The theme of journey and pilgrimage runs through the work of Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats and The Camino Voyage charts an inspiring modern day pilgrimage. A crew including musicians Glen Hansard and Brendan Begley, artist Liam Holden, stonemason Brendan Moriarty and…

Fri 2 Aug

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

'In My Life': Alan Johnson in Conversation

With Stephen Walker Presented in conjunction with Open House Festival, Bangor Alan Johnson is best known for serving as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary.

Sun 4 Aug

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

'The Irish For': Darach Ó Séachdha in Conversation

With Lynette Fay Darach O'Saghdha is the author of popular twitter account @theirishfor and two best-selling books exploring the Irish language - Motherfoclir and Craic Baby. His dispatches from a 'not so dead language' have met with great critical acclaim and have won him the Non Fiction Book Award at the Irish Book…

Fri 9 Aug

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

JLF Belfast

For the first time ever, JLF comes to Belfast from 21-23 June 2019 at iconic venues across the city and beyond to recreate the magic of the magnificent ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Join us for a celebration of literature and the rich diversity in thought that it inspires. On Sunday, June 23, the Festival will celebrate…

Sun 23 Jun

The Helicon

£25 / 028 7938 7444

Love, Death and Dirty Divas with Liz Lochhead

Poetry and Music from Liz Lochhead with Steve Kettley, David Cameron and Eugene Kelly From the bittersweet to the rude and raunchy, Liz Lochhead mixes poems and monologues to spellbinding effect, accompanied here by the witty, soulful saxophone of Steve Kettley. Liz Lochhead was Scots Makar - the National Poet for…

Sat 15 Jun

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

Max Porter & Sarah Moss in Conversation with Sinéad Gleeson

With Sinad Gleeson **'***Ghost Wall *is a burnished gem of a book, brief and brilliant, and with it Moss's star is firmly in the ascendant' The Guardian 'Shimmering with the uncanny, it's a remarkable feat of literary virtuosity. '* The Sunday Times (on *Lanny by Max Porter) HomePlace is delighted to welcome two…

Sat 6 Jul

The Helicon

£12 / 028 7938 7444

Meet the Fellows: Lucy Caldwell & Lisa McGee

With Lucy Caldwell and Lisa McGee This year, the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University announced the appointment of Lucy Caldwell, Lisa McGee and Iain Archer as the second trio of Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows. The fellowships enable three writers annually to contribute to the activities of the Seamus…

Thu 30 May

The Helicon

£12 / 028 7938 7444

Northern Stars: Rosemary Jenkinson & Wendy Erskine

Women writers from Northern Ireland are having a moment and we are delighted to be joined by two of the brightest talents currently writing today. ★★★★ Rosemary Jenkinson was born in Belfast and is an award-winning playwright and short story writer. She won the 2001 Black Hill Magazine Short Story Competition and…

Fri 28 Jun

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

Notebook Making with Lucy Turner

Join experienced artist Lucy Turner for this fun and relaxed one-day course in how to make your own notebooks. Choose your covers, size and papers to create bespoke unique notebooks perfect for gifts or for writing your next poem or story!

Sat 15 Jun

£20 / 028 7938 7444

Out of the Marvellous

**'***Talking to Seamus Heaney about poetry is like going for a swim in the ocean. You immerse yourself in the immensity of his knowledge about the art, you feel better for having done so, but you know there are depths you will never reach' * Charlie McCarthy, Director of Our of the Marvellous Widely considered to…

Sun 16 Jun

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

Particulars of Place with Stephanie Conn

Join award-winning poet Stephanie Conn in this poetry-writing workshop exploring the pull of place. Examining the power of place in some contemporary poems, the session will then turn a magnifying glass on places that are meaningful to us: places that move us, frighten us, comfort or inspire us. Places that make us want…

Sat 3 Aug

£20 / 028 7938 7444

Peggy Seeger with Calum McColl

'Peggy may be folk royalty, but there's nothing either reverent or nostalgic about this joyous and intimate performance'* The Guardian* Making a very welcome return to Ireland, Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Although in her 80s, her…

Fri 26 Jul

The Helicon

£20 / 028 7938 7444

Poetry and Place in Heaney & Yeats with Alan Gillis

Alan Gillis returns to HomePlace to explore the importance of place in the poetry of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney. Poet and critic Alan Gillis is Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Edinburgh University. Part of a new generation of outstanding Belfast poets, alongside Leontia Flynn and Sinad Morrissey, he won…

Mon 5 Aug

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

Seamus Heaney Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of Seamus Heaney, and explore through his words and imagination the people and place that so inspired him. Described by Michael Longley as "an echo chamber for the poet's beautiful lines", Seamus Heaney HomePlace features a fully interactive exhibition over two floors, filled…

Sun 19 May

£7 (£4.50; Children £0–£4.50) / 028 7938 7444

Mon 20 May

£7 (£4.50; Children £0–£4.50) / 028 7938 7444

Tue 21 May

£7 (£4.50; Children £0–£4.50) / 028 7938 7444

…and 224 more dates until 31 Dec

Seamus Heaney: LifeCycle Tour

With accredited tour guide and Seamus Heaney expert Eugene Kielt (Limited availability) A guided coach tour of the landscape made famous by Seamus Heaney's poetry in the company of local man, accredited tour guide and Heaney specialist Eugene Kielt, exploring the 'home ground' in which he was rooted and which so…

Sat 3 Aug

£12 / 028 7938 7444

So Sing On with Eilidh Patterson

*'A very impressive release from the Northern Ireland star… her vocals wrap around you like a blanket in winter' ****Maverick Magazine ★★★ Eilidh Patterson is a warm, engaging performer of startling clarity. With songs that cut straight to the heart, delightfully accurate guitar playing and her signature pure vocals…

Thu 8 Aug

£10 / 028 7938 7444

So Sing On with Paul Noonan (Bell X1)

Paul Noonan occupies a unique territory in the Irish rock landscape - as lead singer of Bell X1 he has been a household name for almost 20 years and remains keenly relevant to this day. We are delighted to welcome him to The Helicon for a special up-close-and-personal acoustic performance. Paul will perform favourites…

Sat 29 Jun

£22.50 / 028 7938 7444

That Killer First Chapter with Paul McVeigh

Have an idea for a novel and don't know where to start? Have you finished your novel and want to make sure you get the attention of agents, editors and publishers? This course will help you write a gripping first chapter that avoids the rejection pile. With lots of no-nonsense advice and practical exercises, this…

Sat 6 Jul

Workshop 15

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

The Unthanks

Eccentric Geordie folk sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Sat 1 Jun

£22 / 028 7938 7444

The Wonders of the Wake with Pauline Scanlon, The Henry Girls & Kevin Toolis

With Kevin Toolis and The Henry Girls The Wonders of the Wake is a totally unique show that, through laughter, song, keening and haunting Gaelic laments, celebrates the ancient rite of the Irish wake. The hauntingly beautiful Mn Caointe, three keening female singers led by the amazing Pauline Scanlon, will bring a tear…

Sun 11 Aug

The Helicon

£12 / 028 7938 7444

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