Wednesday 26 September 2018

Seamus Heaney treasures go on display in major new exhibit

Marie Heaney, wife of Seamus Heaney, in front of a work by the artist Maser at the launch of the exhibition. Photo: Marc O’Sullivan
Marie Heaney, wife of Seamus Heaney, in front of a work by the artist Maser at the launch of the exhibition. Photo: Marc O’Sullivan
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

The desk on which Seamus Heaney wrote some of his masterpieces is among the treasures included in a major new exhibit celebrating the life of the Nobel Laureate.

President Michael D Higgins officially launched the 'Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again' exhibit at the National Library of Ireland yesterday.

The exhibit, which opens to the public tomorrow, draws on the wealth of original manuscripts, letters, diary entries and unpublished works that the poet and his family donated to the library in 2011.

It also features photographs of Heaney and his family as well as a lamp that once belonged to fellow Nobel Laureate WB Yeats.

The "immersive" exhibit traces the poet's roots from his childhood home in Derry to his impact on the global stage through the use of animation and technology.

Irish Independent

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