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30th Nov 2023

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Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dún Laoghaire
A96 H283

Seamus Heaney in his Own Words

Ten years on from his death, Seamus Heaney’s legend continues to grow. To celebrate a much-loved literary titan, dlr LexIcon presents Seamus Heaney in his Own Words.

Insights into his life and work will be shared by the poet’s son, journalist Mick Heaney, along with his editor, friend and fellow poet Christopher Reid. The two will be in conversation with writer Martina Devlin.

The man of letters was also a man who wrote many letters during his lifetime. Christopher Reid has edited the newly-published The Collected Letters of Seamus Heaney by Faber & Faber. Intimate, generous, funny, humble, witty and sometimes poignant – his correspondence spans half a century and offers a rare sighting of the private man behind the public poet.

The evening will include a dramatic reading of excerpts from the letters.

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