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The tapestry by the Czech artist Petr Sis at Dublin Airport

A new tapestry dedicated to Seamus Heaney, was unveiled at Dublin Airport, Terminal 2 Departures on 23 April 2014. The tapestry by Czech world-renowned illustrator, author and film-maker Peter Sis, was dedicated by Paul Simon, on behalf of Amnesty International and Art for Amnesty.

Paul Simon was part of a group of the poet’s admirers who equally financially supported this project which was conceived by Bill Shipsey, Irish senior counsel and founder of Art for Amnesty.

When you fly from Dublin, you should take a look. Allow yourself to drift away and think about the lines quoted in the tapestry (from “Lightenings viii“)

´This man can’t bear our life here
and will drown, ´

The abbot said,´unless we help
him.´ So        

They did, the freed ship sailed, and
the man climbed back

Out of the marvellous as he had
known it.



The ceremony of unveiling of the tapestry



The tapestry by Petr Sis



A guest of honour - singer Paul Simon



From left: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ireland Hana Mottlova, the ceremony manager Bill Shipsey, singer Katerina Garcia