In the Footsteps of Seamus Heaney Tour

PLEASE NOTE THE QUOTED PRICE IS PER PERSON AND NOT PER VEHICLE. THIS BOOKING IS SUITED TO 2 or 3 TRAVELLERS.

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney on this private 8-hour tour from Belfast. Discover the work of the great Irish writer as you explore his home county of South Derry, Northern Ireland; visit locations made famous in his poetry; tour the newly opened Seamus Heaney HomePlace museum, and visit Heaney’s resting place in Bellaghy Graveyard.

Whether you’re a Seamus Heaney novice or a scholar of his body of work, this tour will be intimate, moving and arresting in equal measure, delivered with the characteristic humour, knowledge and subtlety of a fellow Bellaghy native.

per adult from

$392

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Bottled water
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Queen's University, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

    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

    Stop At: The Crosskeys Inn, 40 Grange Rd, Toomebridge, Antrim BT41 3QB, UK

    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

    Stop At: Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland

    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

    Stop At: Bellaghy Bawn, 20 Castle St, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8LA, UK

    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

    Stop At: Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Main Street, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8HT Northern Ireland

    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

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Bed & BreakfastGuesthouseAll Northern Ireland Hotels Vacation RentalsAirBnBTrain StationsBus StationsAirports
    • 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
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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 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
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by InSite Tours Ireland

Activity ID: V-37910P1

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