Dublin Airport gets tapestry honoring Seamus Heaney

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 now has a specially-commissioned tapestry honoring the late poet Seamus Heaney.

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Tapestry honoring the late poet Seamus Heaney at Dublin Airport. Image courtesy of the airport

Created by New York-based Czech artist Peter Sis and titled Out Of the Marvellous – a line from a Heaney poem – the tapestry was woven by master weavers in France and dedicated at the airport by singer and songwriter Paul Simon who said:

“How wonderful that the memory of Seamus Heaney be celebrated with a work of art. It speaks not only to the great affection with which his country holds him but also to a love of poetry that is a sacred part of the Irish soul. Travelers would do well to carry Seamus Heaney’s words with them as they journey around the globe. He was, truly, a poet for all the world.”