Seamus Heaney Exhibition | “Listen Now Again”

Seamus Heaney, Listen Now Again Exhibition at Westport House

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.

National Library of Ireland proudly presents the 'Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again' Exhibition at Westport House
National Library of Ireland proudly presents the ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ Exhibition at 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.

Westport House is proud to host the National Library of Ireland's exhibition 'Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again'
Westport House is proud to host the National Library of Ireland’s exhibition ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’

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.

The Long Gallery at the historic Westport House will play host to the
The Long Gallery at the historic Westport House will play host to the “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again” exhibition – don’t miss out!

Admission Details

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.

Discover the life, works and legacy of an iconic figure in Irish & Global literature, Seamus Heaney.
Discover the life, works and legacy of an iconic figure in Irish & Global literature, Seamus Heaney.

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.

Seamus Heaney, Listen Now Again Exhibition at Westport House
Seamus Heaney, Listen Now Again Exhibition at Westport House.
Don't miss The National Library of Ireland's Seamus Heaney exhibit at Westport House
Don’t miss The National Library of Ireland’s Seamus Heaney exhibit at Westport House

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.

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