On the publication of 'Human Chain', Heaney talks about his 2006 stroke.

On the publication of 'Human Chain', Heaney's twelfth and final collection of poetry, Pat Kenny asks him about the sense of mortality in the book. Heaney says he had a stroke four years ago and felt very lucky to be alive. He was returned to full health, but realised his life was too busy and cancelled a lot of events, which did him the world of good.