first_imgTHERE is widespread shock in the North West after the sudden death of the poet Seamus Heaney,A native of south Derry and a regular visitor to Co Donegal, Mr Heaney was 74.His works have been studied in schools here for a generation and he was acclaimed by critics as Ireland’s great poet since WB Yeats. The former St Columb’s College student won the Nobel prize for literature in 1995.Heaney had been awarded numerous prizes and received many honours for his work. He recently suffered from ill health. DEATH OF A NATURALIST: POET SEAMUS HEANEY DIES AT AGE OF 74 was last modified: August 30th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalpoetseamus heaneySt Columb’s college Derrylast_img read more