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A History of Rural Ireland seen through Heaney’s Poetry

September 27, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

When Seamus Heaney began writing poetry in the 1960s, Ireland was moving into the modern era, but it was to memories of growing up on a small rural farm in the 1940s that Heaney turned to for poetic inspiration.

The pictures he paints for us in his poetry give us a window into a lost world of threshing and thatching, of horse ploughing and butter churning.

Join us for a trip down memory lane as we discover a history of rural life in the lines of Seamus Heaney’s poetry.

Note: If you would like to request Irish Sign Language interpretation for this event, please contact heaneyexhibition@nli.ie or text 087 721 3436.

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September 27, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again
Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre Westmoreland Street
Dublin, Dublin D02 VR66
01 670 6153
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