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A home for inspiration, echoing the life, literature and legacy of Seamus Heaney.
 
Developed by Mid Ulster District Council, Seamus Heaney HomePlace is a purpose-built arts and literary centre, which celebrates the life and work of the late poet and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, and contributes to his legacy.
 
Opened in September 2016, HomePlace houses an interactive exhibition, arranged over two floors and filled with personal stories and artefacts, dozens of family photographs, video recordings from friends, neighbours, world leaders, cultural figures, and the voice of the poet himself. HomePlace also includes a recreation of the poet’s Dublin study.
 
In addition to the exhibition, the centre boasts a 191-seat performance space - The Helicon - a library, education and learning spaces, a café, shop and an annex for community use.


The HomePlace Team

 
Brian McCormick, Manager
Brian is responsible for managing HomePlace and leads the team of 17 staff who collectively ensure that our visitors have an inspirational experience.
Sheila Fullerton, Education Officer
An English teacher for 10 years, Sheila now develops and manages the education programme at HomePlace.
Cathy Brown
An experienced arts programmer, Cathy has worked in Clotworthy House & The Old Courthouse in Antrim, Belfast Waterfront Hall and the Belfast Book Festival.
She plans the events at HomePlace, encompassing music, song, poetry, talks and drama, with appeal to all ages and cultural tastes.