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Milne welcomes £1 million funding announcement for Seamus Heaney centre

1 October, 2015 - by Ian Milne


Sinn Féin MLA Ian Milne has welcomed a £1 million funding announcement for the building of a Seamus Heaney Arts and Literary Centre in Bellaghy. 

Mr Milne said; 

"I welcome today's announcement from deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín that £980,000 will be spent on the building of a Seamus Heaney Arts and Literary Centre in Bellaghy. 

"The late Seamus Heaney is rightly regarded as a literary giant and his work is loved and celebrated around the world. 

"Given the fact that much of Seamus Heaney's work is rooted around Bellaghy, it is entirely fitting that this Arts and Literary Centre celebrating his life and work be built here. 

"Not only is this a welcome boost for the local area, it will also increase tourism by attracting fans of Seamus Heaney from around the world to county Derry." 

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