- Seamus Heaney (/ˈʃeɪməs ˈhiːni/; 13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) "was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, County Londonderry, he resided in Dublin until his death."
- Nobel Prize winning Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 - 30 August 2013
"Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, has died aged 74.
BBC Northern Ireland Arts Correspondent Maggie Taggart looks back at the career of the man from Bellaghy who was honoured with the Nobel prize for literature."
- Seamus Heaney recites poem Digging
"Seamus Heaney wrote many poems, having had 12 collections of poems published across his writing career.
The 74-year-old poet said some of his happiest memories were of working on the family farm, and in this extract, he recites the poem titled Digging."
Digging by Seamus Heaney
"Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
Under my window, a clean rasping sound
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:
My father, digging. I look down..."
- Obituary: Seamus Heaney