Seamus Heaney: three years after death and still an inspiration

Seamus Heaney appreciators marked the third anniversary of the great poet's death earlier this week by sharing their favourite pieces of verse on social media.

Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 2:01 pm
Seamus Heaney. (Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Heaney was 74 years-old when he died on August 30, 2013.

Bellaghy native, Heaney, touched the lives of people all over the world.

BBC Radio 4 presenter Martha Kearney, tweeted a link to her favourite Heaney poem, ‘The Shipping Forecast’.

Irish musician Hozier tweeted a video of Seamus Heaney reading perhaps one of his most well known poems ‘Digging’ and called on his ‘followers’ “Go on, have a listen to him”.

Well known Brooklyn based Bulgarian writer, Maria Popova, urged people to celebrate and remember the “power of his poetry”.

What is your favourite Seamus Heaney poem? Let us know in the comments section below.