"I Actually Have an Enormous Love for the Protestant Community in the North"

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Heaney argues that when dealing with the situation in Northern Ireland, "people set terms that are too simple".

  • Title
    Hanly's People: Seamus Heaney
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/04/1989
  • Contributor
    David Hanly (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:51
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Hanly's People
  • Clip title
    "I Actually Have an Enormous Love for the Protestant Community in the North"
  • Extended description

    Heaney argues that when dealing with the situation in Northern Ireland, "people set terms that are too simple", that it is the impulses from moment to moment that you go on. From being born and growing up in Northern Ireland, he feels that he has an instinctive sense "of the velleities and dangers and the underground life of ... Protestant, Catholic in the Northern thing".

  • 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, Northern Ireland, Troubles, 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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