Tag Archives: Seamus Heaney

First Lines – a poem for National Poetry Writing Month

I’m dipping into National Poetry Writing Month again. After a quick browse through the prompts on the Lagan Press website I chose not today’s but that of Day 7: First Line – “Pick a poetry book off your shelf and … Continue reading

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A selection of tributes to the late great Seamus Heaney

“His contribution to the republics of letters, conscience, and humanity was immense.”President Michael D Higgins “The strength, beauty and character of his words will endure for many generations to come.”President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso “Both his stunning … Continue reading

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RIP Seamus Heaney, one of the greats

by Siobhan McNamara for http://www.donegalnow.com 30/08/2013 Acclaimed poet Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74. Seamus Heaney was born near Toomebridge and as a child moved with his family to Bellaghy. His upbringing in the Co Derry countryside … Continue reading

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