Beacons of Bealtaine

Beacons of Bealtaine is a poem by Irish poet Seamus Heaney which was composed for the EU Enlargement on May 1 2004. "Bealtaine" is a Gaelic holiday celebrated on this day, marking the beginning of summer.

The poem was read by Heaney at a ceremony for the 25 leaders of the enlarged EU arranged by the Irish EU presidency.

External links

* [http://www.eu2004.ie/templates/news.asp?sNavlocator=66&list_id=641 Beacons of Bealtaine: full text from the Irish presidency website.]


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