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Sunday 20 April 2014

Dublin's official tribute for poet Heaney set for next April

The late Nobel-prize winning poet Seamus Heaney will be honoured in Dublin next April, close to his birthday.
The late Nobel-prize winning poet Seamus Heaney will be honoured in Dublin next April, close to his birthday.

Dublin City’s tribute to the late poet Seamus Heaney is set to take place next April.

The Nobel-prize winner, who died in August at 74, will be honoured at an evening celebrating his life and work at the National Concert Hall on April 23.

The event will headline next year’s Dublin One City One Book festival.

The concert hall has an audience capacity of 1,200, and tickets are expected to be snapped up when they are released in the coming months.

The spring event will coincide with Heaney’s birthday, which is on April 13.

A spokesperson for Dublin City Council which is organising the festival it will soon release further details on who will be appearing on the night.

He said: “An evening celebrating the life, work and legacy of Seamus Heaney will take place on 23rd April next at the National Concert Hall.”

“This will be the headline event in next year's Dublin One City One Book inititiative.”

The book choice for next year's Dublin: One City One Book is 'If Ever You Go, a map of Dublin in verse and song'.

The book will feature work by Heaney, Joyce, Swift, Yeates and contemporary writers such as Paula Meehan and Derrek Mahon.

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