John Kelly and Mick Heaney talk about their 2-part documentary for RTÉ Radio 1 - “Professor Heaney” chronicles the late Seamus Heaney’s tenure as professor/teacher at Harvard and Oxford universities Further details: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/professor-heaney/programmes/2014/0904/641531-professor-heaney-thursday-4-september-2014/?clipid=1666547
One year ago this week, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney passed away. Frequently referred to as Ireland’s finest poet since Yeats, this literary genius who hailed from a small farm in Co Derry remained grounded despite his global fame. Sean was joined by poet Theo Dorgan and broadcaster Philip King.
Last night, The National Concert Hall hosted a tribute to Seamus Heaney as part of the One City, One Book festival. Sophie Gorman, Arts Editor with The Irish Independent was there and she joined Sean in studio to talk about what was a wonderful event.
It has been eight months since the passing of one of Ireland’s best known poets, Seamus Heaney. In advance of a celebration of his life and work in the National Concert Hall, Sean was joined in studio by Maureen Kennelly, Director of Poetry Ireland and 15-year-old Niall O'hAnnagáin who recited two of Heaney's works on air.
Next week, Queen Elizabeth II will greet our President, Michael D Higgins, on the first official visit of an Irish Head of State to the United Kingdom. President Higgins, himself a poet, will, no doubt, emphasise the great contribution to English and world literature made by our writers, and it’s fitting that this week The God Slot is honoured by a visit from one of our leading poets, John F Deane. John has edited an edition of the Poetry Ireland Review due out at the end of this month, and, in consultation with the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan ...
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The beauty and simplicity of the funeral of Seamus Heaney on Monday puts into focus the demands and choices put before a family when a loved one dies. Sean was joined in studio by David Fanagan, director of Fanagan Funeral Directors.