Heaney explains how the bog is part of the environment he was born into.
- Title Dublin Arts Festival 1972 - Heaney
- Production Year 1972
- Clip Duration 00:04:08
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Mossbawn and the Bog
- Extended description
While giving a reading at the Dublin Arts Festival in 1972, Heaney explains to the audience how the bog is part of the environment he was born into. He tells how the etymology of the place-name Mossbawn (his family farm) would be interpreted differently by the two traditions in Northern Ireland.
Introducing the poem 'Bogland', he talks of the bog becoming symbolic of a consciousness that retains and observes.
This extract is part of a Seamus Heaney reading recorded on 5 March 1972 during the Dublin Arts Festival.
The accompanying image shows a turf bog in Casla, Co. Galway in 1977. The photographer was Bill St Leger. © RTÉ Archives 0754/002
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Bogland, Bogs, Bog poems, Mossbawn, Derry, Northern Ireland
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BB2317
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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