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Friday, 30 August 2013

Death of Seamus Heaney

The death has occurred today of renowned Irish poet, Seamus Heaney at the age of 74.  A former teacher from the the North of Ireland, in 1995 he won the Nobel prize for literature

Leading tributes, fellow poet the Irish President Michael D Higgins said:

generations of Irish people will have been familiar with Seamus' poems. Scholars all over the world will have gained from the depth of the critical essays, and so many rights organisations will want to thank him for all the solidarity he gave to the struggles within the republic of conscience.

Seamus Heaney who died today

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