Monday, 5 June 2017


This is the start of a 3 part series on the Seamus Heaney Museum that I was privileged to visit with friends recently.  Seamus was a world rebound poet and family man and I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I took that day.  This Museum really needs to be experienced through sound as you can hear him recite his poems through the head sets and you can follow them on the written word as well.  I am linking this post with Through My Lens.

Bust of Seamus Heaney by Carolyn Mulholland

He was the first of 6 children and fairly early on he was parted from his siblings and sent to school but later build up a good relationship with them.  

Linda was very excited to see if a poem she had been given years ago was here and we were not disappointed.  We were invited to sit and listen to it and there was even a photo of his dog Carlo.  
We discovered that that poem had never been published.

I invite you to join me tomorrow to contiue the story of Seamus Heaney.

Many thanks for visiting and also for all your comments.


  1. You do take us to some fascinating places. Thank you.

  2. So interesting! I did look up his poems on google. His dog poem is very sad but good! He has quite a way with words, as all good poets do. He always looks so sad in his pictures, except when he was a little boy. His daughter looks very sad as well, so maybe she became a poet. I love the pansies!

  3. Hello, looks like a great exhibit and museum. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  4. Thank you for sharing the museum and introducing us to Seamus Heaney. I shall enjoy looking up his poetry.

  5. Very interesting post.
    Great relationship.
    Regards, Margaret :)

  6. looks like a great museum!! you and i both get to go to many wonderful places!!

  7. Wonderful to see this great tribute to one of our finest poets, Margaret.
    Brings back so many memories of school and English Literature exams!!!

  8. Looks great. Thanks for sharing them:)