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Thursday 24 July 2014

Beckett has us on edge of our seat

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 15/04/2014|02:30

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Caroline Murphy, a niece of Samuel Beckett, at the unveiling of his memorial in Foxrock, Dublin

A memorial plaque honouring Nobel Prize winning writer Samuel Beckett was unveiled in Foxrock village in Co Dublin on Sunday.

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A niece of the writer, Caroline Murphy, was present as the plaque was unveiled by Carrie Smyth, cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Council.

Beckett, born in 1906, grew up in the South Dublin suburb. His family lived in a large house 'Cooldrinagh' on Kerrymount Avenue, until 1927.

The world-famous avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet lived in Paris for most of his adult life. But much of his work betrayed his deep roots in Dublin. Beckett won a Nobel Prize for Literature.

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