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.

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.