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In the Footsteps of Seamus Heaney Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney on this private or small-group 4-hour tour from Belfast. 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 Heaney’s resting place in Bellaghy Graveyard.
  • 4-hour Seamus Heaney tour of South Derry from Belfast
  • 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
  • Choice of private or small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalised experience
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Bottled water
Professional photographer guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Drinks
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Bed & Breakfast

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All Northern Ireland Hotels

Vacation Rentals

AirBnB

Train Stations

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Airports

  • Belfast Intl Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Belfast City Airport, Belfast Northern Ireland


Ports

  • Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB, UK
  • Belfast International Airport, Airport Rd, Belfast BT29 4AB, UK
  • George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast BT3 9JH, UK
  • Cruise Ship Terminal Belfast, 48 Airport Rd W, Belfast BT3 9EA, UK


Departure Time

11:00 AM
After being picked up from your central Belfast hotel by private vehicle or mini-coach (depending on tour option selected), soak up the scenery as you head west to Derry. Along the way, listen as your guide, a fellow Bellaghy native, tells stories and anecdotes about Seamus Heaney, and offers an insight into Ireland’s literary heritage.

After passing key locations associated with Seamus Heaney and his poetry, arrive at the day’s star attraction – the Seamus Heaney HomePlace. The brand-new multi-million pound attraction is devoted to telling the story of Heaney’s life and works, and features interactive displays, timelines, videos, photographs and personal items.

Before heading back to Belfast, you’ll also have chance to visit Heaney’s grave at the Bellaghy Graveyard.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Queen's University
Discover Seamus Heaney's deep connections with the historic Queen's University where he spent time as both student and teacher and where his poetic life began.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Crosskeys Inn
Ireland’s oldest thatched pub and famous traditional music venue. A traditional Irish pub dating back to 1654 and a regular haunt of the poet. On the way you will enjoy a panoramic view of Seamus Heaney's South Derry with his beloved Lough Neagh and Lough Beg in full view.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lough Neagh
Captured beautifully in Seamus Heaney's 'Lough Neagh Sequence', the largest inland lake in Britain and Ireland offers a fascinating history and heritage on its northern shores.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bellaghy Bawn
An original 17th Century castle, Bellaghy Bawn has been restored as a visitor centre telling the history, culture and environmental heritage of the area which fascinated Seamus Heaney throughout his life. Here you can also enjoy a unique film featuring Seamus, where he talks movingly about his love of the area.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
A traditional Irish pub dating back to 1654 and a regular haunt of the poet. On the way you will enjoy a panoramic view of Seamus Heaney's South Derry with his beloved Lough Neagh and Lough Beg in full view
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY InSite Tours Ireland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during In the Footsteps of Seamus Heaney Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers.

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We had a lovely day with our guide...
Hilde H
, Feb 2018
We had a lovely day with our guide Fergal. We can highly recommend this tour to Seamus Heanys homeground.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thanks for this review. A great day was had and I am glad that I spent it with you.
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