Ireland’s Great Poet, Dead at 74

Aug 30, 2013 by

Seamus Heaney, Nobel laureate and poet

Seamus Heaney, Nobel laureate and poet

Sad news from Ireland today–Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has died at age 74.
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Mr Heaney’s death

“brings great sorrow to Ireland, to language and to literature.
Today, it would take Seamus Heaney himself to describe the depth of his loss to us as a nation.
He belongs with Joyce, Yeats, Shaw and Beckett in the pantheon of our greatest literary exponents.”

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