Tour of Heaney Country

Laurel Villa - Tour of Heaney Country

Package Includes:

  • Tea & Scones at Laurel Villa Boutique Guest House Magherafelt
  • Introductory Talk on poet & Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)
  • Browse unique Seamus Heaney Exhibition at Laurel Villa
  • Commence guided tour of Heaney Country, Certified 5 STAR by NITB
  • Led by Eugene Kielt, professional tourist guide and lifetime Seamus Heaney fan
  • Luxury Coach Travel

Start off the day with a visit to the award-winning Laurel Villa, a boutique guest house located close to where Seamus Heaney was born. The house and its owners have featured in countless TV and radio programmes over the years. It is where the celebrated On Home Ground Festival takes place each September.

Enjoy a variety of Gerardine’s scrumptious homemade scones, followed by an introductory talk on Seamus Heaney.

Browse Laurel Villa’s fantastic Seamus Heaney exhibition, including memorabilia that reflects the owners’ warm and friendly relationship with the late poet. Described by some as a shrine to Seamus Heaney.

Commence a memorable tour of Heaney Country with your guide Eugene Kielt, a professional tourist guide and passionate Heaney fan.

Tour includes a visit to Barney Devlin’s blacksmith’s shop, immortalised in Seamus Heaney’s poem The Forge and concludes with a moment of reflection at the poet’s grave.

Your Guide: Eugene Kielt, a Blue Badge tourist guide with Level Four (Highest) National Certification

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