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.
  • Email
  • 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.

Events at this venue

There are 15 events at this location

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Armistead Maupin in Conversation

With Rick O'Shea Nobody writes about home in quite the way Armistead Maupin does. His iconic Tales of the City series brought San Francisco to vivid life and introduced the world to his group of beloved characters. Much-loved author and LGBT activist Armistead Maupin has been blazing a trail through US popular culture…

Thu 21 Apr 2022

The Helicon

£25 / 028 7938 7444

As If I Cared: A Poetry Reading with Damian Gorman

Receiving its official launch this evening, As If I Cared is the new book from poet Damian Gorman.This long-awaited publication has already enjoyed a limited release and has been praised as "beautiful", "vital" and "hugely entertaining”. Renowned for his live poetry readings, Damian brings his hybrid of selected poems and…

Fri 29 Oct

The Helicon

Sold out / 028 7938 7444

Book Club: Carol O'Doherty & Patricia Broderick

Dates: Continuing on first Sunday of the month starting from Sunday 2nd April from 3pm-4.30pm Cost: Places are free but must be booked in advance Maximum Places: 15 Venue: The Broagh Room at HomePlace A story is always better if you have someone to share it with and what better spot to meet and share stories than…

Sun 7 Nov

Workshop

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Sun 5 Dec

Workshop

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Brian Moore at 100: A Centenary Celebration

With Gerald Dawe, Sinead Moynihan and Vittoria Cafolla. Chaired by Alison Garden Belfast-born Brian Moore (1921 – 1999) was described in the LA Times as “one of the few genuine masters of the contemporary novel”, was Graeme Greene’s favourite contemporary writer and wrote 26 novels over the space of 50 years. Writing in a…

Sat 27 Nov

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

Christmas at the HomePlace Hearth

  With Anthony Toner, Neil Martin and guests   The festive season just wouldn’t be the same at HomePlace without our favourite Christmas entertainment and we are delighted to welcome back Anthony Toner and friends. Expect some songs, readings and recitations and some memories of Christmas – including songs music and…

Sat 11 Dec

The Helicon

Sold out / 028 7938 7444

Christmas Wreath Making

Join Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts at this special time of year to create and construct our own Christmas wreath from his home-grown willow, spruce, pine and holly. You can bring your own ribbons and bows to decorate the wreath, or just keep its natural beauty. All tools and materials will be provided.  

Sat 11 Dec

Sold out / 028 7938 7444

Irish Linen Lantern Making with Ruth Osborne

Following this summer's sold out workshop, Ruth Osbourne returns with her Irish Linen Lantern Making class. Join accomplished craft tutor Ruth for this three-hour workshop that explores the seasonal customs around the Celtic season of Samhain and allows you to design and create your very own Irish Linen Lantern, perfect…

Sat 6 Nov

Sold out / 028 7938 7444

It's A Wonderful Life

  • 5 stars
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to…

Sun 12 Dec

£5.50 / 028 7938 7444

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

Sun 28 Nov

The Helicon

£5 / 028 7938 7444

One Day Experience

Visit Seamus Heaney HomePlace and be welcomed at our Café with a morning tea or coffee and homemade scone. Then experience our award winning Exhibition which takes you on an inspiring exploration of Seamus Heaney’s life and literature. Let Seamus Heaney’s distinctive voice guide you through the Exhibition as you get to…

Fri 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

  • 10:00

Sat 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

Mon 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 028 7938 7444

…and 31 more dates until 30 Nov

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…

Fri 22 Oct

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

  • 11:00

Sat 23 Oct

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

Sun 24 Oct

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

…and 428 more dates until 31 Dec 2022

Steve Cooney and Cormac Breatnach in Concert

‘Master Cooney restores the ancient link between lyre and lyric, between poetry and performance, the rhapsody and rascality.’*   *Seamus Heaney ★★★★ This is a rare opportunity to see Cormac Breatnach and Steve Cooney perform together despite having collaborated with each other in many musical events over three decades.

Sat 13 Nov

The Helicon

£15 / 028 7938 7444

'Westering': An Afternoon with Louise Kennedy, Una Mannion and Alice Lyons

HomePlace is delighted to welcome three of Sligo's best literary stars to celebrate their new publications, chaired by Jan Carson. Alice Lyons's most recent book is  Oona  (Lilliput, 2020), a novel, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Kate O’Brien Award. Author of three collections of poetry, she is recipient of the…

Sat 23 Oct

The Helicon

£10 / 028 7938 7444

Writing from the North-West with Susan McKay, Darran Anderson and Michelle Gallen

With Susan McKay, Darran Anderson and Michelle Gallen Chaired by Freya McClements Join us for a celebration of great writing with three great writers from the North-West who will discuss their work and the nature of literature in Northern Ireland today. Susan McKay is a writer and journalist from Derry.  Her latest book…

Fri 5 Nov

The Helicon

£12 / 028 7938 7444

Writing Your Heart Out with Damian Gorman

Acclaimed writer Damian Gorman hosts this half-day workshop aimed at instilling self-belief and encouraging self-expression! Aimed at writers of all levels, working in all disciplines, this will be a fun and approachable workshop designed to let you get the best from the writing process. Damian Gorman is a poet and…

Fri 29 Oct

Sold out / 028 7938 7444