Join us for a mindful look at the life and work of Seamus Heaney followed by a workshop with lecturer in Mindfulness Based Interventions at UCD, Fiona O’Donnell. Seamus Heaney achieved great success as a poet, playwright and translator, transforming the ordinary world into extraordinary words. In 1995, Heaney received the Nobel Prize for Literature which was awarded to him for works of ‘lyrical beauty and ethical depth’. This exhibition, located in the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre on Westmoreland Street explores his life and work through the archive he delivered to the National Library of Ireland in 2011.
During this tour we will consider uplifting lines in poems like ‘The Peninsula’ and ‘Postscript’ while also exploring the sense of uncertainty Heaney felt throughout his career. Afterwards, there will be a guided mindfulness session which we hope will leave you with a sense of calm along with useful practices for handling life’s more challenging moments.