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Thursday 17 April 2014

Heaney's literary legacy lives on in TCD

20/01/2014
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Trinity College Dublin Announces the Appointment of the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing.
Pictured on the occasion of the announcement of his appointment was; Professor Chris Morash, as the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing in the Long Room, Trinity College Dublin.
Professor Chris Morash has been appointed as the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. The Professorship is named in honour of one of Irelands greatest poets and Nobel Laureate who had a long standing relationship with Trinity.  Professor Morashs appointment was announced at a special event in the Long Room in Trinity College today.
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Professor Chris Morash, as the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing in the Long Room, Trinity College Dublin.

SEAMUS Heaney's wife and sons were in attendance as Professor Chris Morash, pictured, was announced as the first Professor of Irish Writing in Heaney's name at Trinity College.

The professorship was announced shortly before the poet died in August last year. Last night his wife Marie and sons Michael and Christopher watched as Trinity Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast confirmed the appointment.

Dr Morash is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. His ancestors were German Huguenots with no Irish connection, but he himself came to Ireland in 1985, originally to study Irish writing in Trinity.

"This post is a permanent appointment and I will certainly not be up in some ivory tower. I officially took up the position last Wednesday when I was teaching first-year students - it doesn't get more hands- on than that," says Professor Morash.

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