Latest Seamus Heaney News



Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Words Comforted His Wife: "Don't Be Afraid"

By Elinor Cosgrave | 3rd September 2013

Poet Seamus Heaney's son spoke at his father's funeral yesterday (2nd September), stating his father contacted his mother, Marie, only minutes before his death. The funeral Mass took place at the Church of the Sacred...

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Seamus Heaney Laid To Rest In Bellaghy As Mourners Pay Respects [Pictures]

By Lauren James | 2nd September 2013

The Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has been laid to rest in his native Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry, at a large funeral where his life and successful career as a poet were celebrated. The 74 year-old died...

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The Great Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Passes Away, Aged 74

By Joe Wilde | 1st September 2013

Seamus Heaney was often considered to be the greatest living poets in the world, never mind the greatest from his native Ireland, for much of his adult life. His seamless manipulation of prose and his...

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A Nobel Laureate Remembered: The Extraordinary Career Of The Late Seamus Heaney

By Lauren James | 30th August 2013

Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize in Literature award-winning poet, has died aged 74 after a short illness. "The death has taken place of Seamus Heaney. The poet and Nobel Laureate died in hospital in Dublin...

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Seamus Heaney, The Greatest Irish Poet Since Yeats, Dies, 74

By Michael West | 30th August 2013

Seamus Heaney, an Irish literary giant who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, has died aged 74, according to various reports.Born near Toomebridge, Norther Ireland, Heaney worked as a teacher and then...

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