"The Wheel Has Come Full Circle"

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Heaney celebrates his 70th birthday.

  • Title
    Heaney at 70
  • 1st Broadcast
    13/04/2009
  • Contributor
    Sinéad Crowley
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:36
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "The Wheel Has Come Full Circle"
  • Extended description

    Seamus Heaney celebrated his 70th birthday on 13 April 2009. The occasion was marked by a number of special events, including the launch of a 15-CD box set of the poet's work by RTÉ an exhibition and a birthday party at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin. 

    In this RTÉ News report, Heaney describes the event as "a totally luminous occasion. And if the wheel has come full circle, that only means that the wheel is about to turn once more".

  • Information

    An RTÉ News report on Seamus Heaney's 70th birthday celebrations.

  • Local keywords
    Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Heaney at 70, Birthday, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Sinéad Crowley
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2009
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN09/103
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    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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