Dublin laments death of Seamus Heaney

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Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn has expressed regret on behalf of all Dubliners on hearing of the death of Seamus Heaney. 

The Lord Mayor said, “It is with much sorrow that I learned today of the death of Seamus Heaney, Ireland’s foremost poet and one of the country’s most beloved writers. In the course of his career Seamus has always contributed to the promotion of artistic and educational causes both here in Ireland and abroad. Seamus has won many awards during his lifetime, including the Nobel Prize for Literature which he received in 1995.”

He had made Dublin his home since the early 70s and the city is very proud to have had him as one of its own. He further enhanced the international literary reputation of the city and was a staunch supporter of the successful bid which led to Dublin being declared a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010. He was very generous with his time and only this year made a significant donation of his works in translation to the City Libraries 

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhilis.”

ENDS

In the course of his career, Seamus Heaney has always contributed to the promotion of artistic and educational causes, both in Ireland and abroad.

He had been awarded numerous prizes and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

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