Seamus Heaney recalls his earliest childhood memories and a young boy's fascination with the place names on the radio dial.

Seamus Heaney recalls his earliest childhood memories in an interview with John Quinn. He remembers getting lost one afternoon and being found among pea rakes. There was a "warmish balmy element" to his childhood. The family lived in a house with a thatched roof and he could hear the rats and mice scuttling over it. His memories are all to do with "security and domestic fogginess".  He was also fascinated by the place names on the radio dial.