"This centre holds and spreads"

Welcome to The Seamus Heaney Centre

Established as a Centre for excellence in poetry and research, the Centre has, from the beginning also been the home of Creative Writing at Queen's, embracing as Seamus did in his writing lifetime, playwriting, prose, translation and song as well as poetry, criticism as well as practice.

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The Seamus Heaney Centre is a focal point for creativity in Ireland and is recognised as an international centre of creative and research excellence in the field of literature.

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