"Boundaries Were the Whole Thing"

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

About this Item

Heaney describes the geographical boundaries of his home place and talks about his parents.

  • Title
    Hanly's People: Seamus Heaney
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/04/1989
  • Contributor
    David Hanly (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:50
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Hanly's People
  • Clip title
    "Boundaries Were the Whole Thing"
  • Extended description

    In conversation with David Hanly, Heaney describes the local geographical boundaries of his home place, Mossbawn in Derry, which features in so much of his writing. He also speaks about his father, a cattle dealer and "a man much devoted to not speaking". His mother on the other hand came from a family where argument and speech were prominent.

  • Information

    ‘Hanly’s People’ was a weekly programme featuring a guest in conversation with presenter David Hanly in a living-room setting for half an hour.  Each guest was someone in the news, making the news, or behind the news. They were drawn from all spheres of public life, including politics and the arts. ‘Hanly’s People’ was first broadcast on 6 October 1986 and ended on 6 June 1991.

  • Local keywords
    Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Childhood, Mossbawn, Derry, Northern Ireland, David Hanly
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1989
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    97D00239
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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