Featured Archive – Explore Seamus Heaney at the NLI

In 2011, Seamus Heaney and his family donated his writer’s archive to the National Library of Ireland, joining what he called a “human chain” of other writers whose papers are at the NLI. Catalogued by archivist Frances Clarke, the collection has been extensively consulted by researchers.  Now it has been opened up to an even wider audience, with a selection of the original manuscripts, letters, unpublished works, diary entries, and photographs at the heart of Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, the National Library of Ireland’s major new (free) exhibition at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre on Westmoreland Street, Dublin. For more about the archive, read Frances Clarke’s blog here: https://blog.nli.ie/index.php/2013/04/18/the-seamus-heaney-literary-papers/