"She was a liberator but never managed to liberate herself from those ideas."Sometimes we are imprisoned within ideals; sometimes in war atrocious things are done; sometimes hard things have to be done.
The body of Seamus Heaney was reverentially consigned to the County Londonderry bogland that inspired him to write the verses which helped elevate him to the status of one of the greatest of Irishmen.
The poet, now hailed at home and abroad as one of the cultural immortals, was laid to rest by his family in the homeland that inspired him.
In this instance, because Eugene Downes, director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, asked and Rea likes him.
“I suspect what he wants is to see the words ‘Kilkenny festival’ in print.” In Kilkenny, the actor will be performing an abridged version of the long love letter written by the playwright while in prison for homosexuality.…
Describing him as a great democrat, Monsignor Devlin said: “He could speak to the King of Sweden, an Oxford don or a south Derry neighbour with the directness of a common and shared humanity.” Heaney’s legendary accessibility, both in terms of his verses and his personal kindness, was illustrated by the fact that onlookers applauded in the street as his coffin was carried from the church.