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Bellaghy Bawn

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Historic House

Free museum in an restored historic house. It is mainly interesting beacuse of the collection of... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Derry, United Kingdom
Bellaghy Bawn. Shameful Removal of Seamus Heaney Archive

All vestige of Seamus Heaney's presence in the building is currently being removed and following... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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23 Jul 2017
“Historic House”
20 Sep 2016
“Bellaghy Bawn. Shameful Removal of Seamus Heaney Archive”
About 20 miles from Bellamena. Technically Northern Ireland or United Kingdom, not Ireland but that was not an option on the drop down menu.
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27 Castle Street, Bellaghy BT45 8LA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7938 6812
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Free museum in an restored historic house. It is mainly interesting beacuse of the collection of Seamus Heaney's artefacts . Well worth a short visit.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

All vestige of Seamus Heaney's presence in the building is currently being removed and following cataloguing by Northern Ireland Heritage Service conservationists, will disappear forever from this place that until recently still echoed to his voice, his presence and his imprimatur. None of us know...More

1  Thank frugalculture
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

It's a building with a lot of character and information to soak up from such a small community, I loved the view from the big circular room imagining being able to see all sides from hundreds of years back in the day. It's only open...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I visited the Bawn recently. It is only open on Sunday's from 12 until 4 and is not advertised at all. The staff do not seem particularly engaged with the history, the village and the artefacts and information on display. The Seamus Heaney artefacts are...More

1  Thank Helen A
Reviewed 20 September 2013

When Seamus Heaney passed on, the thoughts of poetry lovers and others from all over the world turned to Bellaghy, his home village. We run a small B&B in Ballymena & when Pam (a retired headmistress of a large Independant Girl's School in Melbourne) came...More

3  Thank Pinegrovebandb
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Bellaghy has a lot of personal meaning to me as one branch of my ancestors immigrated from there to the US in the late 1800's. Because of its personal associations Bellaghy was a highlight of my trip to Ireland last September. For such a small...More

3  Thank donagh45
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