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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Nobel-winning poet Heaney left €500,000 in will

Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney left more than €500,000 in his will when he died last year.

Documents filed with the Probate Office in Dublin have shown that Mr Heaney's estate was worth €511,853.

The poet and playwright died in hospital at the age of 74 on August 30 last year, after a short illness.

Last month, it emerged that acclaimed author Maeve Binchy gave one-third of her €10m estate to friends, former colleagues, charities and a popular Dublin golf club.

Irish Independent

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