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Editor's Viewpoint: Heaney exhibit sure to be a hit with Dublin tourists

Editor's Viewpoint

The late Seamus Heaney would have been amused to be described as a tourist attraction, but that is what he has become in death.

An exhibition in Dublin featuring letters, notebooks, original manuscripts and photos along with his desk, is expected to draw thousands of visitors over the next three years. Here in Northern Ireland, the Seamus Heaney HomePlace also brings in many visitors.

Heaney would have been delighted to know that a letter he wrote to a former student has been returned to its owner after being lost for 40 years.

A Twitter account of the find brought an almost instant response showing the power - and value - of social media.

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