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PICS & VIDEO: Seamus Heaney laid to rest in Co Derry

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4:30 PM - 2 Sep 2013



Poet Seamus Heaney has been laid to rest in his native Co Derry.

Hundreds of people attended the 74-year-old Nobel Laureate's requiem mass this morning at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook in Dublin, close to his family home in Sandymount.

The chief mourners, his wife Marie and three children Christopher, Michael and Catherine Ann, were joined by amongst others President Michael D Higgins (pictured below).

The poet and playwright's final words to his wife Marie, in a text minutes before he died, read "nolle timere", a Latin phrase meaning "don't be afraid."

Following the funeral service, Seamus Heaney's remains were driven under Garda escort to Bellaghy in Co Derry, where he spent his childhood, for burial this evening.

Our News Correspondent Fergal O'Brien reports:
Mourners break into applause as Seamus Heaney's coffin is carried from the Church of the Sacred Heart:

Taoiseach Enda Kenny:

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore leaving Seamus Heaney's funeral:

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams:

U2 frontman Bono arriving with his wife Ali Hewson:

The Edge and Larry Mullen and families:

Singer Shane MacGowan:



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