Seamus Heaney talking about his mother and reading the poem 'When All The Others Were Away At Mass'

In "When All the Others Were Away at Mass", the poet recalls a moment of stillness at home as he peeled potatoes on a Sunday morning with his mother at home on the family farm Mossbawn in Co. Derry. He talks about her in this extract from 'Out of the Marvellous' and reads from the poem.

'Out of the Marvellous' is a documentary about Seamus Heaney made by Icebox Films. It was broadcast on 14 April 2009 as part of the poet's 70th birthday celebrations.