Thursday, April 19, 2018

Another Visit to The Home Place

My two younger sisters and my niece are up visiting from Kerry and Leitrim respectively and yesterday we went to the Seamus Heaney Home Place in Bellaghy. I've had the pleasure of accompanying seven close family members over five visits and can report that there has been an 85% high approval rate.

Kerry Sister runs an AirB&B on the Dingle Peninsula and she said she will be recommending the centre to any of her guests who are planning to visit Up North.

My take is that even if Seamus Heaney is not one of your favourite poets you will still get a feel for the sort of place that made him. It is one of the best places to visit in Ireland.

And, as well as The Home Place being fascinating, moving and so worth it, the people who staff the centre are a delight and the coffee shop serves delicious food. Just go there and see for yourself. I'll be back soon myself and hope to be bringing two more family members with me. Martha and Evie will definitely love it.

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ganching said...

I second this.

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Eleanor Ferguson said...

I haven't been there for years - I think it was called Bellaghy Bawn then. Thanks for the recommendation - I'll visit next time we're over. I once wrote him a letter saying I was from down the road and loved his poetry since being introduced to it aged 11. I sometimes flatter myself that the letter will have been kept as part of the archive.

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