The Midnight Verdict
Peter Fallon with Olivia O’Leary
Published by The Gallery Press in 1993, The Midnight Verdict was a bold venture that brought together Heaney’s translations of passages from Ovid’s Metamorphoses
with excerpts from Brian Merriman’s classic eighteenth-century poem, Cúirt an Mheán Oíche. For the final event in Heaney Translations, Gallery Press founder Peter Fallon – a lifelong friend of Seamus Heaney – delves into The Midnight Verdict.