Belfast Telegraph

Sculpture tribute in Heaney's Dublin home

BY Alan O'Keeffe

Poet Seamus Heaney has been remembered with an "elegant" sculpture at Sandymount Green in Dublin.

Lord Mayor Criona Ni Dhalaigh thanked the Arts Council for giving the bust on loan. Marie Heaney, widow of the Nobel Prize winner, his brothers Don and Hugh and other family members attended the unveiling in Dublin. The Heaney family lived for many years in Sandymount.

Poet Paul Durcan, a local resident who was a long-time friend, quoted lines from Heaney's and his own works in a warm tribute to the poet.

Sheila Pratschke, who is the chair of the Arts Council, said it was fitting that he is remembered with an "elegant and sensitive" sculpture by Carolyn Mulholland.

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