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#Seamus Heaney

# seamus-heaney - This year 2022

Quiz: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?

Oct 16th 2022, 10:00 PM 24,114 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s greatest modern poet won a Nobel Prize 27 years ago this weekend

# seamus-heaney - All time

The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis
# Wintering Out
# Wintering Out

The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 140,995 Views 17 Comments

‘If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere’.

The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line
# US Elections
# US Elections

The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line

Mar 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 49,751 Views 1 Comment

Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.

Open-air gigs, Oscar-nominated film workshops, and river racing: Culture Night programme goes live
# Culture Vultures
# Culture Vultures

Open-air gigs, Oscar-nominated film workshops, and river racing: Culture Night programme goes live

Aug 21st 2018, 6:46 PM 11,216 Views 5 Comments

More than 4,000 free events will take place across the country on 21 September.

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow
# Seeing Things
# Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow

Jul 5th 2018, 8:16 AM 8,262 Views 7 Comments

Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.

Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'
# Was It For This
# Was It For This

Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'

Jan 13th 2017, 10:31 AM 41,549 Views 67 Comments

Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats featured in the speeches given by the men yesterday.

'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime
# Read Me
# Read Me

'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime

Oct 29th 2016, 10:00 PM 1,067 Views 12 Comments

Take a moment to read The Quilt, a poem by Paula Meehan taken from a new collection by Marie Heaney.

Heaney's attic study to be recreated in former RUC station in Derry
# Homeplace
# Homeplace

Heaney's attic study to be recreated in former RUC station in Derry

May 17th 2016, 9:11 PM 9,785 Views 10 Comments

It’s for a new arts centre which will open in his name in Bellaghy.

The President announced Ireland's favourite poem of the past 100 years, can you guess?
# You Know This
# You Know This

The President announced Ireland's favourite poem of the past 100 years, can you guess?

Mar 11th 2015, 5:51 PM 32,670 Views 60 Comments

Clue: “When all the others were away at Mass”.

Ireland's 'poet of the people' honoured for a lifetime's great work
# Paul Durcan
# Paul Durcan

Ireland's 'poet of the people' honoured for a lifetime's great work

Oct 28th 2014, 1:56 PM 11,089 Views 6 Comments

‘Daddy, Daddy,’ I cried, ‘Pass out the moon,’

Beautiful video of Co Clare to mark Seamus Heaney's anniversary
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

Beautiful video of Co Clare to mark Seamus Heaney's anniversary

Sep 1st 2014, 9:13 AM 4,028 Views 0 Comments

“And some time make the time to drive out west into County Clare…”

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Aug 31st 2014, 8:22 PM 24,551 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about a drowning tragedy in Crete, Irish troops in the Middle East, peace, and EP.

Seamus Heaney honoured with 'Poetry House' in hometown of Bellaghy
# RIP
# RIP

Seamus Heaney honoured with 'Poetry House' in hometown of Bellaghy

Aug 31st 2014, 4:15 PM 5,203 Views 3 Comments

The event was supported by his family.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 30th 2014, 8:51 PM 17,791 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about the Irish operation in the Golan Heights, a tragic road crash in Cork, rail talks… and VERY LOUD NOISES.

Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today

Aug 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 9,817 Views 16 Comments

Here’s a collection of art inspired by the beloved poet…

An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful
# Brill-ately
# Brill-ately

An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful

Aug 28th 2014, 2:05 PM 9,523 Views 8 Comments

For when you want to rest the squat pen between finger and thumb and, you know, write a letter…

Opinion: The cultural influence of Yeats, Beckett and Heaney stretches across the world
# Irish Sons
# Irish Sons

Opinion: The cultural influence of Yeats, Beckett and Heaney stretches across the world

Aug 13th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,490 Views 28 Comments

Culturally, these Irish writers belong to the world – but all of them saw life and used language from an Irish perspective.

7 reasonable reactions to Seamus Heaney's WTF appearance on English Paper I
# Digging
From The Daily Edge
# Digging

7 reasonable reactions to Seamus Heaney's WTF appearance on English Paper I

Jun 5th 2014, 8:04 AM 6,201 Views 3 Comments

Oh, Seamus, we weren’t expecting you.

Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become
# Cultural Voice
# Cultural Voice

Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become

Feb 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 201 Views 41 Comments

There is the lack of any serious radical political or cultural response to the current crisis in Ireland, writes Ciaran McCullagh.

'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes

Dec 28th 2013, 10:00 AM 12,070 Views 9 Comments

From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.

In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013
# Trending
# Trending

In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013

Dec 12th 2013, 5:01 AM 10,035 Views 13 Comments

The Irish tweeted about everything from lapgate to Anglotapes, Seamus Heaney to the Late Late (among other things).

Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving
# RIP
# RIP

Enda Kenny's poetic tribute to Seamus Heaney is quite moving

Sep 24th 2013, 6:24 PM 14,734 Views 68 Comments

He (or his speechwriter) wrote an elegiac homily to the late Nobel laureate poet that evokes Heaney’s Mid-Term Break.

Artists receive over €3 million in bursaries over the past three years
# Supporting The Arts
# Supporting The Arts

Artists receive over €3 million in bursaries over the past three years

Sep 12th 2013, 9:25 PM 7,983 Views 88 Comments

The bursaries help artists who have no other income to alleviate the financial pressure of pursuing their talents.

Have you read Paul Simon's moving tribute to Seamus Heaney yet?
# New York Times
# New York Times

Have you read Paul Simon's moving tribute to Seamus Heaney yet?

Sep 5th 2013, 10:04 PM 18,269 Views 19 Comments

The singer-songwriter writes of his conversations with the literary great in Dublin and in Manhattan, and says there are “few poets” he would rank as Heaney’s equal.

Photos: Hundreds sign book of condolences for Seamus Heaney in Dublin
# Noli Timere
# Noli Timere

Photos: Hundreds sign book of condolences for Seamus Heaney in Dublin

Sep 3rd 2013, 6:41 PM 5,298 Views 9 Comments

One entry simply says: “Thank you”.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Sep 2nd 2013, 11:21 PM 10,833 Views 4 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

“Don’t be afraid”: Seamus Heaney’s final words remembered at poignant goodbye
# RIP
# RIP

“Don’t be afraid”: Seamus Heaney’s final words remembered at poignant goodbye

Sep 2nd 2013, 11:20 PM 18,652 Views 36 Comments

Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to the renowned poet.

In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney

Sep 2nd 2013, 9:03 PM 15,298 Views 12 Comments

Heaney, a Derry native, had called Dublin his home for the past number of decades.

Funeral of Seamus Heaney to be broadcast live on RTÉ
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# RIP

Funeral of Seamus Heaney to be broadcast live on RTÉ

Sep 1st 2013, 9:23 AM 9,931 Views 27 Comments

The funeral mass will be held tomorrow morning in Donnybrook.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 31st 2013, 8:42 PM 20,636 Views 5 Comments

Today everyone’s talking about the death at Electric picnic, woman found dead in Navan and 1913 Lockout.

The New York Times pays tribute to Seamus Heaney
# RIP
# RIP

The New York Times pays tribute to Seamus Heaney

Aug 31st 2013, 2:18 PM 16,497 Views 21 Comments

“His lines could embody a dark, marshy melancholy, but as often as not they also communicated the wild onrushing joy of being alive.”

Funeral arrangements for Seamus Heaney announced
# Death Of A Poet
# Death Of A Poet

Funeral arrangements for Seamus Heaney announced

Aug 31st 2013, 9:35 AM 12,213 Views 19 Comments

A Book of Condolence will also be opened on Monday in Dublin.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Aug 30th 2013, 10:56 PM 11,058 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories

Aug 30th 2013, 10:54 PM 29,271 Views 91 Comments

“Between my finger and my thumb…”

Taoiseach: 'Seamus Heaney's death brings great sorrow to Ireland'
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

Taoiseach: 'Seamus Heaney's death brings great sorrow to Ireland'

Aug 30th 2013, 1:07 PM 9,591 Views 49 Comments

In a statement this lunchtime, the Taoiseach said that Heaney “was the keeper of the language, our codes, our essence as a people”

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures
# RIP
# RIP

The life and times of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in pictures

Aug 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 10,465 Views 6 Comments

Remembering the life of Seamus Heaney in pictures.

'Full of humour, care and courtesy': President leads tributes to Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney
# Seamus Heaney

'Full of humour, care and courtesy': President leads tributes to Seamus Heaney

Aug 30th 2013, 12:05 PM 8,812 Views 19 Comments

The 74-year-old poet died earlier today and tributes are flowing in.

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