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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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45 Main Street, Bellaghy BT45 8HT, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 7938 7444
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Seamus Heaney HomePlace was an excellent stop in our travels - it was right on the way when we were driving from Derry to Belfast, but it would be an easy day trip from anywhere in Northern Ireland. We thought we'd stay an hour,...More

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spontaneously decided to go and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! It found it very interesting and the cafes food and coffee was delicious

Thank hazel t
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow! Such a passionate and loving museum at the heart of which was a terrific man. Even my teens left inspired. The guides and staff were all wonderful and interactive, especially the welcome host and the education coordinator. The homeplace was bright and easy to...More

Thank Amy L
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear AmyL Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your recent visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We are delighted that you found the centre bright and easy to negotiate and that the staff were wonderful and interactive. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have waited a long time to come he and I have enjoyed the experience. Meeting Davy and the staff was a wonderful experience and the layout and presentation was special. If you love Heaney you’re gonna love the experienceMore

Thank Cdr10gaa
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Cdr10gaa Thank you for your lovely review of your visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and I will certainly pass on your comments to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again and thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceeded all expectations. The experience will stay with me for a long time. Loved the profiles of people he'd written about and the short videos of people reading their favourite poem (especially Prince Charles who really surprised me).

Thank tonydonnelly
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear tonydonnelly Thank you for lovely review of your visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We are delighted to hear that it exceeded all your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again and thank you for your kind words. Kind Regards Shirley McMurray

Reviewed 14 June 2018

I knew next to nothing about Seamus Heaney but was a fan of him within minutes due to the very smart and engaging way this exhibition/place has been put together. It's just the right scale and 'bitty' enough to dip into different aspects of his...More

Thank Keith C
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear KeithC Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We are delighted that you found the exhibition smart and engaging and that it brought to life Seamus' fantastic poems. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited this magnificent exhibition centre today more by accident than design. But what a treat it turned out to be! Only 40 mins from Belfast, Bellaghy is a lovely old Ulster town and the Seamus Heaney HomePlace centre, opened just a few years ago,...More

2  Thank JimLivingstone
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear JimLivingstone Thank you for taking the time to time to write such a wonderful review of your visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We are delighted that you found the centre breathtaking and appreciated all the artefacts housed withing it. Listening to Seamus read his...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018

If you are in Ireland do not miss the opportunity to visit Seamus Heaney Homeplace. It is quite wonderful. From the minute we stepped inside we were enchanted by the ebullient, informative and enthusiastic staff who work there and obviously LOVE their work. The centre's...More

1  Thank Gillian O
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Gillian O Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We are delighted that you found it a joy to hear Seamus' beautiful voice reading his poems and that the staff were informative and enthusiastic, and indeed love...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

Even if you are not into poetry you would enjoy a visit to the Heaney centre in Bellaghy. A very modern building, well laid out to show not only Heaney's work but his life. From rural Ireland to Nobel prize. Well worth a visit. small...More

1  Thank Hubert A
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Hubert A Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to share it with us. We are delighted that you found Seamus Heaney HomePlace to be a modern, well laid out building showing you Heaney's work and his life and...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

As a Mens Fellowship Group (of about 15) we decided to go a little further afield for our end of year outing-- to a man we are so glad we did . This is a simply excellent ttribute to one of our own land and...More

Thank 791brian
SeamusHeaneyHome, Front of House at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear 791brian Thank you for your lovely review and for taking the time to share your experience at Seamus Heaney HomePlace. We are delighted that you thought it was a simply excellent tribute and hope it's not too long before we welcome you back again...More

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