Heaney shares an early memory of visiting the bog with his great-uncle.
- Title Bog Homage
- 1st Broadcast 05/09/2001
- ContributorJohn Quinn (Producer)
- Clip Duration 00:05:07
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title "In the Hill Head Moss"
- Extended description
Heaney shares an early memory of visiting the bog. He recalls his great-uncle standing up in a cart all the way there, an image that fed into the poem 'Tollund Man'. Heaney believes there is an otherworldly quality to the bog. He also says that a short rhyme about a man on the bog was one of the first poems he ever heard.
‘Bog Homage’ was a documentary celebrating the bog. It was produced by John Quinn and featured interviews with poets Seamus Heaney and John O’Donoghue as well as bog student Breeda Tuite, artist Patrick Graham and the Ballivor bogcutters.
The accompanying image shows a man cutting turf in Co. Kerry in 1974. The photographer was Ronan Lee. © RTÉ Archives 2202/060
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Bogland, Bogs, Bog Poems, Tollund Man, John Quinn
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 2001
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA12509
- IPR restrictions Rights Reserved - Free Access
- Rights terms and conditions
Copyright RTÉ. This material may not be replicated in any form or manner without the prior express permission of RTÉ. Any form of reproduction in print, television, video, multimedia, web site or other electronic media or any form of dissemination for commercial or non-commercial use must be licensed by the RTÉ Archives.
If you wish to licence video or audio clips, still images or text, or would like further guidance please contact us.
RTÉ Archives are committed to respecting the copyright of others and have attempted to source and credit the copyright owners of all material used here. RTÉ would like to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified here so that the necessary corrections can be made. If you feel your copyright has not been respected please contact us.
- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)