Posts Tagged ‘Barney Devlin’

Those We Lost

Barney Devlin c. 1919 – 2016 Barney Devlin, the Bellaghy, Co. Derry blacksmith whose workshop Seamus Heaney popularized in verse, passed away in February at the age of 96. Heaney first wrote about Devlin in 1969’s Door into the Dark, with the poem “The Forge,” whose opening line, “All I know is a door intoRead more..