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Watch: Liam Neeson narrates film celebrating Seamus Heaney


Liam Neeson has lent his voice to a short film celebrating the life and works of renowned poet Seamus Heaney.

The online clip showcases the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, as well as the beauty of the surrounding countryside and its inspiration for the Nobel Laureate’s work.

The film was launched during a special event in London on Monday, hosted by Tourism Ireland and attended by members of the Heaney family.


Pictured: Liam Neeson

Pictured: Liam Neeson

Pictured: Liam Neeson

Invited guests also heard award-winning actors Adrian Dunbar and Bríd Brennan perform Heaney’s poetry; and Professors Roy Foster and Bernard O’Donoghue took part in an ‘In Conversation’ about Heaney and the influence of Bellaghy on his work.

Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said: “We were delighted to host this special Seamus Heaney event, in conjunction with Mid Ulster Council, celebrating the life and literature of one of Ireland's greatest writers and his links with Bellaghy and this beautiful area.

"The new film, Journey to Seamus Heaney HomePlace will help to showcase further what makes this area so special.”

Belfast Telegraph