Photograph: Marc O'Sullivan

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again is a National Library of Ireland exhibition about the life and work of Seamus Heaney, housed in the new Cultural and Heritage Centre at Bank of Ireland, College Green. Taking Heaney’s manuscripts, drafts, notebooks, diaries and letters as its starting point, the exhibition brings visitors on a journey through the poet's life in writing, offering a glimpse into his creative process and revealing the internal and external forces that shaped his work. 

In addition to the archive material (much of it unpublished), the exhibition draws together photographs, readings, video footage, original artworks, interactive displays and personal artefacts – including Heaney's own writing desk – to create a multi-sensory, immersive experience. 

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again was curated by Professor Geraldine Higgins of Emory University, and is a partnership project between the National Library of Ireland, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Bank of Ireland. Read Geraldine Higgins' account of curating the exhibition here

Visitor Information

Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre
College Green
Dublin D02 VR66

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm (LAST ENTRY 3.30pm)
Admission FREE
For more details, visit the National Library of Ireland website: