Westport House Hosts Seamus Heaney Exhibition
Embark on a literary journey as the National Library of Ireland proudly presents the highly acclaimed exhibition, “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again,” hosted at the historic Westport House.
A Celebration of Seamus Heaney’s Life and Work
Previously showcased in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Europe and the USA, this captivating display explores the revered Irish poet Seamus Heaney’s life and literary contributions.
Garnering widespread acclaim for its exploration of this renowned Irish poet and playwright.
The Exhibition Experience
Running from February 1st to February 18th, the “Listen Now Again” exhibition finds its home in the enchanting Long Gallery on the ground floor of Westport House.
Open to the public Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 noon to 4 pm, this remarkable showcase features will feature a collection of visually stunning pull-up banners that vividly bring Heaney’s literary legacy to life.
Complimentary tickets for this literary celebration are available for walk-in visitors at the front door of Westport House. No advance booking is required. Visitors are also invited to explore the main floor of Westport House which will also be open at no additional cost.
For group visits of 15 or more people, please email us at [email protected] to make arrangements.
Given the exhibition’s coincidental timing with the midterm break and Seamus Heaney’s inclusion in the Leaving Cert 2024 curriculum, local schools are expected to find this event particularly appealing.
The Exhibition Launch Event
The official launch event is scheduled to take place on February 1st, from 5 pm to 6 pm at Westport House, with the esteemed Director of the National Library of Ireland, Audrey Whitty, in attendance. The launch is an open event, and everyone is welcome to join.
Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Seamus Heaney’s literary legacy.
Join us at Westport House for the Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again exhibition, an enchanting journey through the life and words of one of Ireland’s greatest poets.
About The National Library of Ireland
The National Library of Ireland is a beacon of cultural heritage, preserving and promoting the nation’s rich literary legacy. With a commitment to accessibility and education, the Library engages in collaborative ventures, such as the “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again” exhibition, to share the beauty of Irish literature with diverse audiences.
About Westport House
Westport House, a historic landmark in Westport, proudly opens its doors to cultural events that celebrate Ireland’s artistic brilliance. Hosting the “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again” exhibition aligns with the House’s mission to foster a love for literature and the arts.
There’s more to Westport House than meets the eye!