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Brendan Kennelly on stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Kennelly Date of birth: April 17th, 1936 Date of death: October 17th, 2021 “Though we live in a world that dreams of ending that always s(...)

Family members of Brendan Kennelly confirmed his death on Sunday evening at Aras Mhuire nursing home, Listowel, in his native Co Kerry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Brendan Kennelly, one the country’s most popular poets and a former professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, has died aged 85. Family members (...)