Hundreds sign books of condolences while fellow-poets pay tribute to Heaney.

On the day of Heaney's funeral, hundreds of people signed books of condolences in Dublin, Derry and Belfast. Reporter Helen Donohue says that people felt they knew him through his poetry. They describe him as modest, a gentleman, and someone who represented the good things in this difficult time for Ireland.

Heaney's poetry was read in schools today, including his poem 'Mid-Term Break', about the death of his brother Christopher while Seamus was away at school. Outside the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, fellow-poets paid tribute. According to Gabriel Rosenstock, Heaney brought beauty and meaning back to our world. Anthony Cronin considers him "a very special and remarkable human being".