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
- ContributorSinéad 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.
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
- Genre News
- 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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- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
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