Seamus Heaney pictured in 2004 at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

One of the most persistent themes in the outpouring of remembrances about the late Seamus Heaney has been his fidelity to his birthplace, the famil(...)

Bellaghy boy: Seamus Heaney at his old primary school, in Co Derry, in 1996. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey, courtesy of John J Burns Library/Boston College
Two boats: remembering Seamus Heaney
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  • September 7, 2013, 01:02

Seamus Heaney and I were friends for 50 years. When he sent me and my wife a copy of Opened Ground (his Selected Poems 1966-1996) he inscribed it with(...)

A piper leading the funeral of Seamus Heaney through Bellaghy yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seamus Heaney was laid to rest yesterday evening in a country churchyard in south Derry under the shade of sycamore and ash trees.“May the green sods (...)