A sculpture depicting one of Seamus Heaney's most famous poems has been unveiled in his former home town.
The life-size bronze figure in the County Londonderry village of Bellaghy is an interpretation of the Nobel Laureate's work "Digging".
The sculpture, created by Scottish artist David Annand, was commissioned by the Bellaghy Development Association.
Mr Heaney, who saw the work unveiled, described it as a "unique honour".
"The image of a man digging turf means a lot to me but to have this sculpture positioned in Bellaghy makes it especially meaningful," he said.
Marie-Louise Muir took the opportunity of the unveilling to interview Seamus Heaney for Arts Extra. Listen to the interview in full:
Listen to Seamus Heaney's speech following the unveiling of the statue:
Photos courtesy of Pat Brennan.