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Poet Sean O Tuama dies at 80

WRITER and poet Seán Ó Tuama - a former University College Cork Professor of Irish Literature - has died aged 80.

A poet, dramatist and critic, he was perhaps best known for his 1981 work 'An Duanaire - Poems of the Dispossessed', which was produced in collaboration with Thomas Kinsella.

Seán Ó Tuama grew up in Gurranebraher, Co Cork and attended the renowned North Monastery school before going to UCC where he was influenced by Prof Daniel Corkery.