Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

This exhibition is at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre at College Green – entrance via Westmoreland Street. For queries, please call 01 670 6153 or e-mail

Visiting Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again 

We are delighted to welcome you to our exhibition. We are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Last admission is 3.30pm. Advance booking is not required.

The Library continues to follow the latest Government advice and to prioritise the health and safety of our users and staff.  From Monday 28 February the use of face coverings (masks) is optional and wearing a face covering is a personal choice. You are welcome to continue to wear a face covering while visiting the exhibition. During a visit, you will see protective measures including protective screens at the public counters, signage, sanitisation stations and increased ventilation across our buildings.

A partnership project between the NLI, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Bank of Ireland, the exhibition draws on the National Library’s extensive archive of Heaney documents, and features Heaney’s original manuscripts as well as letters, unpublished works, diary entries, photographs, note books, and multi-media recordings.

This is the first exhibition to be housed in the new Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre within Bank of Ireland’s College Green complex. Curated by Professor Geraldine Higgins, Director of Irish Studies at Emory University, and designed by Ralph Appelbaum and Associates, the exhibition takes the visitor on a multi-sensory journey from Heaney’s origins through his remarkable poetic career.