Seamus Heaney: A Rare Poet Who Received Two Exceptional Honors After His Death

The Nobel Laureate’s impact extends from Ireland and beyond

Nicholas E. Barron
Jul 5 · 4 min read
Body of water with rocks in Northern Ireland
Photo by Steven Hylands from Pexels

On Nov. 29, 2019, family and friends of poet Seamus Heaney and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) representatives gathered in the Northern Ireland village of Bellaghy for a movie screening.