Heaney describes the circumstances that led him to leave Belfast for Wicklow
Throughout his career, Seamus Heaney has often been asked about leaving Belfast in 1972. In this interview, he describes the circumstances that led to him leaving his job at Queen's University to live and write in Glenmore, Co. Wicklow. He says he is still confused about the motions he went through and had a number of options open to him. But he wanted to test himself as a writer, so "decided to walk into uncertainty".