Belfast Telegraph

Poet Seamus Heaney leaves will worth £400k

By Luke Byrne

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney left more than £400,000 in his will when he died last year.

Documents filed with the Probate Office in Dublin have shown that Heaney's estate was worth €511,853 (£413,123).

Heaney died at the age of 74 on August 30 last year, after suffering in hospital with a short illness.

The poet was survived by his wife Marie and children Christopher, Michael and Catherine Ann.

The Nobel prize-winner was born in April 1939, the eldest of nine children, on a small farm called Mossbawn near Bellaghy in Co Londonderry.

He lived in Sandymount, Dublin, from 1972 until his death.

His poetry first came to public attention in the mid-1960s when his first major collection, Death Of A Naturalist, was published in 1966.

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