They Seek Him Here...

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Unable to locate Heaney, 'Morning Ireland' speak to Harvard president Neil Rudenstine about the poet's Nobel win.  

  • Title
    In Search of Heaney
  • 1st Broadcast
    06/10/1995
  • Contributor
    David Hanly (Reporter)
    Hilary McGouran (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:47
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    Morning Ireland
  • Clip title
    They Seek Him Here...
  • Extended description

    When it was announced that Seamus Heaney had won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the poet was uncontactable in Greece. Unable to speak to Heaney himself, 'Morning Ireland' sought the reaction of the president of Harvard University, Neil Rudenstine.

  • Information

    'Morning Ireland' is RTÉ's breakfast news programme broadcast each weekday morning between 7am and 9am on RTÉ Radio 1. The programme was first broadcast in 1984. The programme is co-presented and over the years presenters have included David Hanly, Joe Little, Áine Lawlor, Cathal Mac Coille, Rachael English and Gavin Jennings.

    The accompanying image is from an RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 October 1995 and shows the letter informing Seamus Heaney of his Nobel Prize.

  • Local keywords
    Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Nobel Prize, Harvard University, Neil Rudenstine, David Hanly, Hilary McGouran
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
  • Production year
    1995
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    QCC015346
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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