A Gift to the Nation

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Heaney donates his literary archive to the National Library of Ireland.

  • Title
    Heaney's Literary Archive
  • 1st Broadcast
    21/12/2011
  • Contributor
    Sinéad Crowley (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:33
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    A Gift to the Nation
  • Extended description

    In 2011 Heaney donated his literary archive to the National Library of Ireland. He put his collection of drafts, manuscripts and loose-leaf poems into 12 boxes and drove them to the back door of the library. In this RTÉ News report, Heaney says it is a "privilege and honour" to be joining the great writers of the past and present. National Library director Fiona Ross says the collection traces his whole history and is a a great gift to the nation.

  • Information

    An RTÉ News report on Heaney's literary archive.

  • Local keywords
    Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Literary archive, National Library of Ireland, Fiona Ross, Sinéad Crowley
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2011
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN11/355
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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