Stars pay tribute to Heaney

The late Seamus Heaney. (2404MM24)
The late Seamus Heaney. (2404MM24)

Music star Paul Simon was among the guests who paid tribute to the late Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney at tribute events in Dublin.

The American singer-songwriter attended an event in Dublin’s National Concert Hall last to commemorate the St Columb’s College-educated poet, who died last year.

Other guests included President Michael D. Higgins, poet Michael Longley and singer and fellow former St Columb’s pupil, Paul Brady

A new tapestry commemorating the county Derry poet was also unveiled at Dublin Airport yesterday.

It was paid for by fans of the poet’s work, including Mr Simon and U2 singer, Bono.

Speaking after unveiling the tapestry, Mr Simon said; “How wonderful that the memory of Seamus Heaney will be celebrated with a work of art.

“Travellers would do well to carry Seamus Heaney’s words with them as they journey around the globe. “He was truly a poet for all the world.”