It is with great regret that we learned today of the death of Nobel Poet Laureate, Seamus Heaney.
Seamus was a most gifted writer and a life-long friend and supporter of the public library service.
He was very generous with his time and talents. He supported Dublin's application for UNESCO City of literature status and also took part in the "Dublin Swell" event in March 2011 which celebrated the awarding of the designation.
Just this Spring, Seamus donated some copies of his work in translation to the Dublin Public Libraries Literature collection, adding to the library's extensive collection of his work.
As this time of sadness, it is comforting for readers to know that his words will live on through his printed books and recorded readings. Read more »