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R.I.P Seamus Heaney, a Giant of a Poet and True Gent

R.I.P Seamus Heaney, a Giant of a Poet and True GentNobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney from Castledawson, Co Derry has died at the age of 74-years-old. As a huge fan of his work, especially his translation of Beowulf, it is a sad day and our hearts go out to his family and close friends.

Since I was a young man I have collected most of Heaneys’ poetry books, translations and Essays. I have also been lucky enough to meet him twice, both time in Galway and one time to be in his company along with Michael Longley at a lunch in Galway city, a wonderful man and true gent.