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Acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, 74-year-old Seamus Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last month

Acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, 74-year-old Seamus Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last month

Acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, 74-year-old Seamus Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last month

Today marks the beginning of the last week when people can contribute to a book of condolence for Seamus Heaney.

The book of condolence opened in Londonderry Guildhall by the city's Mayor Martin Reilly is set to close on Friday.

Thanking the hundreds of people who visited the Guildhall over the past number of weeks since the passing of the Nobel Laureate, the mayor said arrangements were being put into place to have the book forwarded to Heaney family.

"The hundreds of people that took the time to come into the Guildhall and convey their sympathies at the death of Seamus Heaney shows the depth of feeling people have for him," he said.

"We are extending the opening of the book of condolence until Friday to allow anyone who hasn't already signed the book to do so."

Belfast Telegraph