Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney on this private or small-group 8-hour tour from Belfast or Derry/Londonderry. Discover the work of the great Irish writer as you explore his home county of South Derry, Northern Ireland; tour the newly opened Seamus Heaney HomePlace museum, and visit Heaneys resting place in Bellaghy Graveyard. 8-hour Seamus Heaney tour of South Derry from Belfast or Derry/Londonderry Learn more about the Nobel Prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney Visit the Seamus Heaney HomePlace Museum and Bellaghy Graveyard Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, entrance fees and round-trip transport by luxury car.
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Stop At: Queen's University, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland
The University where Seamus Heaney was awarded a first class honours degree in English and where he was a lecturer in the 1960s. The University has named a library in his honour.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: The Crosskeys Inn, 40 Grange Rd, Toomebridge, Antrim BT41 3QB, UK
Visit Ireland's oldest thatched pub which has been on this spot since 1654. Enjoy the ambience of this ancient public house, frequently visited by Seamus Heaney and enjoy a bird's eye view of his beloved South Derry.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Bellaghy Bawn, 27 Castle Street, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8LA Northern Ireland
This 17th Century fortified house is a major historical feature in Seamus Heaney's native Bellaghy and hosted the original Seamus Heaney exhibition. Learn about the defining moment in Irish history that still resonates with us today.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Seamus Heaney HomePlace, 45 Main St, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8HT, UK
You will visit the key sites in the area that inspired some of the Poet's most famous poems: - The Forge at Hillhead; The Strand at Lough Beg; Toner's Bog; Lagan's Road; Anahorish; River Moyola and others.
Then spend the afternoon at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace where you can follow his life's journey and listen to the poet read his own work.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 25 Ballynease Road, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8JS Northern Ireland
When Seamus Heaney died unexpectedly in August 2013, many were surprised that he chose his native Bellaghy as his final resting place, rather than Dublin where he had spent most of his adult life. It is fitting that he is buried here 'in the shadow of the beech in the elbow of the stone wall', looking out over his beloved South Derry.
Duration: 15 minutes
- Bottled water
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Queen's University
- Entry/Admission - The Crosskeys Inn
- Entry/Admission - Bellaghy Bawn
- Entry/Admission - Seamus Heaney HomePlace
- Entry/Admission - St Mary's Roman Catholic Church <>
- Alcoholic Beverages
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Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate