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# Seamus Heaney

Last year
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How well do you know Seamus Heaney?
Ireland’s greatest modern poet won a Nobel Prize 27 years ago this weekend
All time
# Wintering Out
The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis
‘If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere’.
The Irish For: 'Hope & History Rhyme' - the background to a much-quoted line
Joe Biden quoted Seamus Heaney after his Super Tuesday win in the US this week. Darach Ó Séaghdha examines Heaney’s words.
# culture vultures
Open-air gigs, Oscar-nominated film workshops, and river racing: Culture Night programme goes live
More than 4,000 free events will take place across the country on 21 September.
# seeing things
Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow
Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.
# was it for this
Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'
Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats featured in the speeches given by the men yesterday.
'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime
Take a moment to read The Quilt, a poem by Paula Meehan taken from a new collection by Marie Heaney.
# homeplace
Heaney's attic study to be recreated in former RUC station in Derry
It’s for a new arts centre which will open in his name in Bellaghy.
# you know this
The President announced Ireland's favourite poem of the past 100 years, can you guess?
Clue: “When all the others were away at Mass”.
# Paul Durcan
Ireland's 'poet of the people' honoured for a lifetime's great work
‘Daddy, Daddy,’ I cried, ‘Pass out the moon,’
Beautiful video of Co Clare to mark Seamus Heaney's anniversary
“And some time make the time to drive out west into County Clare…”
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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
The event was supported by his family.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s been talking about the Irish operation in the Golan Heights, a tragic road crash in Cork, rail talks… and VERY LOUD NOISES.
# Seamus Heaney
Remembering Seamus Heaney, who died a year ago today
Here’s a collection of art inspired by the beloved poet…
# Brill-ately
An Post's anniversary tribute to Seamus Heaney is beautiful
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
Culturally, these Irish writers belong to the world – but all of them saw life and used language from an Irish perspective.
# Digging
7 reasonable reactions to Seamus Heaney's WTF appearance on English Paper I
Oh, Seamus, we weren’t expecting you.
Column: We should be concerned about how complacent our artists have become
There is the lack of any serious radical political or cultural response to the current crisis in Ireland, writes Ciaran McCullagh.
# Review 2013
'Noli timere', don't be afraid: The year in 25 quotes
From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.
# trending
In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013
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
He (or his speechwriter) wrote an elegiac homily to the late Nobel laureate poet that evokes Heaney’s Mid-Term Break.
# supporting the arts
Artists receive over €3 million in bursaries over the past three years
The bursaries help artists who have no other income to alleviate the financial pressure of pursuing their talents.
# New York Times
Have you read Paul Simon's moving tribute to Seamus Heaney yet?
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.
# noli timere
Photos: Hundreds sign book of condolences for Seamus Heaney in Dublin
One entry simply says: “Thank you”.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
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
Hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute to the renowned poet.
# Seamus Heaney
In pictures: The funeral of Seamus Heaney
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
The funeral mass will be held tomorrow morning in Donnybrook.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
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
“His lines could embody a dark, marshy melancholy, but as often as not they also communicated the wild onrushing joy of being alive.”
# Death of a Poet
Funeral arrangements for Seamus Heaney announced
A Book of Condolence will also be opened on Monday in Dublin.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
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
“Between my finger and my thumb…”
# Seamus Heaney
Taoiseach: 'Seamus Heaney's death brings great sorrow to Ireland'
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
Remembering the life of Seamus Heaney in pictures.
# Seamus Heaney
'Full of humour, care and courtesy': President leads tributes to Seamus Heaney
The 74-year-old poet died earlier today and tributes are flowing in.