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Saturday 30 August 2014

Old school pictures: Seamus Heaney

Noble prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney joins Kate Middleton, Gerry Adams, Liam Neeson and Eamon Holmes in the Belfast Telegraph gallery of old schoolday photographs.

Seamus Heaney as a past pupil at Annahorish Primary School in Toome.
Seamus Heaney as a past pupil at Annahorish Primary School in Toome.
Seamus Heaney...Irish poet Seamus Heaney, 1995. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)...Ent
Seamus Heaney...Irish poet Seamus Heaney, 1995. (Photo by Steve Pyke/Getty Images)...Ent
SANDWICH, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland holds the Claret Jug following his victory at the end of the final round of The 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's on July 17, 2011 in Sandwich, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Seamus Heaney, recognised by many as the best Irish poet since WB Yeats, has died aged 74. He had been a teacher before embarking on a career in poetry which led to him winning the Nobel prize for literature in 1995.

"The death has taken place of Seamus Heaney. The poet and Nobel Laureate died in hospital in Dublin this morning after a short illness," a statement on behalf of the family said.

The Nobel prize-winner was born in April 1939, the eldest of nine children, on a small farm called Mossbawn near Bellaghy in Co Derry, Northern Ireland, and his upbringing often played out in the poetry he wrote in later years.

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