Seamus Heaney: three years after his death and still touching lives

Seamus Heaney appreciators marked the third anniversary of the great poet's death earlier this week by sharing their favourite pieces of verse on social media.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 1:11 pm
Seamus Heaney died in 2013.

Heaney was 74 years-old when he died on August 30, 2013.

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A former pupil of St. Columb’s College in Derry, Heaney touched the lives of people all over the world.

Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein MLA for Foyle, Martin McGuinness, simply tweeted ‘walk on air, against your better judgement’, which is inscribed on Heaney’s gravestone in Bellaghy, Co. Derry.

Irish musician Hozier tweeted a video of Seamus Heaney reading perhaps one of his most well known poems ‘Digging’ and called on his ‘followers’ “Go on, have a listen to him”.

Well known Brooklyn based Bulgarian writer, Maria Popova, urged people to celebrate and remember the “power of his poetry”.

What is your favourite Seamus Heaney poem? Let us know in the comments section below.