Noli Timere: Don't Be Afraid

EXHIBITION : SEAMUS HEANEY

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Heaney's funeral mass is held in Dublin followed by burial in his native Derry.

  • Title
    Funeral of Seamus Heaney
  • 1st Broadcast
    02/09/2013
  • Contributor
    Sinéad Crowley (Reporter)
    Brendan Wright (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:51
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Noli Timere: Don't Be Afraid
  • Extended description

    Sinéad Crowley reports on Seamus Heaney's funeral mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart, in Donnybrook, Dublin. The large crowd includes family, friends and neighbours. The worlds of literature, arts and poltics are well-represented. Fellow-poet Paul Muldoon pays tribute to Heaney's "unparalleled capacity to sweep us all, all of us, up in his arms". Heaney's son Michael reveals that his final words were a text message to his wife Marie, "Noli timere", don't be afraid. 

    Brendan Wright reports from Bellaghy, Co. Derry on Heaney's burial. The poet is laid to rest beside his brother Christopher, who died as a child and inspired the poem 'Mid-Term Break'.

  • Information

    An RTÉ News report on the funeral of Seamus Heaney.

  • Local keywords
    Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Death, Funeral, Paul Muldoon, Michael Heaney, Marie Heaney, Monsignor Devlin, Edward Daly, Maurice Hayes, Bellaghy, Derry, Northern Ireland, Sinéad Crowley, Brendan Wright
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2013
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    13LTO28
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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