Heaney donates his literary archive to the National Library of Ireland.
- Title Heaney's Literary Archive
- 1st Broadcast 21/12/2011
- ContributorSinéad 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.
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
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- Item colour Colour
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- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
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