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The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures

Remembering the life of Seamus Heaney in pictures.

THE DEATH OCCURED today of one Ireland’s greatest writers.

Seamus Heaney was 74 and passed after a short illness.

Here is a selection of photos from his extraordinary life, starting with his Nobel Prize win in 1995.

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures
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    Heaney receiving his Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995Source: Photocall Ireland
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    Heaney receiving his Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of SwedenSource: Photocall Ireland
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    Huge crowds turned out to welcome the Nobel Laureate home and Heaney looked to enjoy the occasion.Source: Photocall Ireland
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    Heaney with his wife Maire on his return from Sweden in 1995. Source: Photocall Ireland
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    Keenly socially concious, Heaney is seen here with Dunnes Stores workers at a anti apartheid demonstration in 1985Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Heaney in the grounds of University College Dublin where he was presented with the Ulysses medal, the highest honour that the university can bestow. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Heaney drops in on a visit to his old school outside Ballaghy in Co Derry in 2007.Source: Paul Faith/PA Wire
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    Heaney during a ceremony to mark his election of Mr Friel as Saoi in Aosdana in 2006Source: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland!
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    Former President Mary Robinson presents Heaney with the Willie Bermingham medal on behalf of ALONE in 2010.Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Seamus Heaney handing over his literary papers to the National Library of Ireland. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    Heaney is today presented with a Distinguished Fellowship Award by Griffith College in 2012.Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
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    Earlier this year, Heaney celebrated literature in translation in an evening of readings of his work with six of his long standing translators.Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
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    Heaney with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Kennedy homestead in Dunganstown Co Wexford in June.Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

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