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14 Mar 2018

Spotlight on Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Boston

An article about the Seamus Heaney HomePlace appeared in the Sunday travel section of a recent edition of the Boston Globe newspaper. 

The Boston Globe is the oldest and largest daily newspaper in Boston and Tourism Ireland in New York and Tourism NI invited journalists David Lyon and Patricia Harris to visit last autumn. The resulting article appeared under the headline “Honoring the poet and his roots” and described the centre in detail to readers. In the article, Bellaghy is described as “a special place in the singular universe of his poetry”. 

The article also appeared in the online edition of the newspaper. Click here to read. 

“We are really pleased with the article about the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in the Sunday travel section of The Boston Globe,” said Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America. “It’s an excellent way of highlighting the centre to a large audience of potential visitors from Boston. Publicity and working closely with journalists is an important element of our overall promotional programme, helping to raise awareness through the American media of the many things to see and do on a holiday in Northern Ireland.” 


Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is responsible for in excess of 5.2% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 61,300 jobs.
  • In 2017, we welcomed approximately 2.26 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of about £586 million. 
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.3 million visitors in 2017.