Seamus Heaney is 70

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On Seamus Heaney's 70th birthday, RTÉ and the Irish Museum of Modern Art hosted an event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. RTÉ's celebration of the poet's birthday featured radio and television programmes, a website and the launch of a 15-CD box set of Heaney reading all his poems.

  • Title
    Heaney at 70
  • 1st Broadcast
    13/04/2009
  • Contributor
    Sinéad Crowley (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:35
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Seamus Heaney is 70
  • Extended description

    To celebrate the 70th birthday of Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney a series of events took place at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin to mark the occasion. Many well known faces from Ireland's literary and artistic community attended. This included the premiere of music inspired by his work, the launch of an art exhibition and the launch of the poets own recording of his work on CD. Seamus Heaney addresses the gathering in a speech which was also broadcast live on RTÉ Radio.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on a celebratory event to mark the 70th birthday of Seamus Heaney.

    RTÉ and IMMA hosted the evening at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. RTÉ celebrated Heaney's 70th year across radio, television and the internet. A 15CD set of Seamus Heaney reading his own work was also published.

  • Local keywords
    Literature, Poetry, Poet, Arts, RTÉ, IMMA, Seamus Heaney
  • Geographical coverage
    Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • 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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