Ballynahinch Lake December 31, 1999. Single sheet folded to make a decorated card of four pages; 8vo. In matching envelope with castle and address printed.
Limited Numbered Edition of 500 Copies. This copy Signed by Heaney on front cover. Privately printed for Ballynahinch Castle, a hotel in Connemara, County Galway, and to be read on December 31, 1999, at the castle at midnight.
Originally published in Milan in an edition of 70 copies to celebrate the poet's 60th birthday in April. The popular poem was later published in his collection 'Electric Light' published in 2001.