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Beautiful video of Co Clare to mark Seamus Heaney's anniversary

“And some time make the time to drive out west into County Clare…”

SATURDAY MARKED THE first anniversary of the passing of Seamus Heaney.

To mark the occasion filmmakers Ciaran Vaughan and Myles Shelly compiled a short video accompaniment to Heaney’s reading of his poem Postscript, filmed around Co Clare – mainly in Finavarra, where the poem is based.


Source: Cian Vaughan/Vimeo

And some time make the time to drive out west
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
And the light are working off each other
So that the ocean on one side is wild
With foam and glitter, and inland among stones
The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit
By the earthed lightening of flock of swans,
Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white,
Their fully-grown headstrong-looking heads
Tucked or cresting or busy underwater.
Useless to think you’ll park or capture it
More thoroughly. You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open

Read: Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today>

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