Video: Save Heaney Country says campaign group

CAMPAIGNERS protesting against a £160m road going through an area closely linked to Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney have made a video appeal against the project.

A new four-lane carriageway, linking the main Derry to Belfast road at Toome with the M2, is to be built close to areas mentioned in Heaney's poems, including Anahorish.

Work has already begun on the route, which will cut through an area in Co Derry close to Lough Beg and Mossbawn - the poet's former family home.

Heaney died in 2013 and is buried in St Mary's graveyard in Bellaghy.

Campaigners have protested against the route and claimed other options were not properly considered.

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