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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Seamus Heaney Anniversary

Seamus Heaney
13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013


The Ulster Museum is marking the second anniversary of the death of Seamus Heaney by displaying, for the first time together, the first commissioned portrait of Heaney and the last portrait ever to be painted of the internationally celebrated poet and writer.

National Museums Northern Ireland's latest acquisition is Colin Davidson's Portrait of Seamus Heaney which was painted just months before Heaney's death in 2013.
The oil painting on canvas will be on display alongside Edward McGuire's Portrait of Seamus Heaney which was painted in 1974.

His last words – an SMS to his wife:
Nolle timere – be not afraid.

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