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April 28, 2014
Dear Mrs. Heaney,
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. Even though I did not know him personally I feel a great connection to Ireland through his poetry. I have declaimed two of his poems this year at school; "Digging" and "Exposure". I like these poems because they bring me back to Ireland, where both of my parents were born. Your husband was a great poet and will remain in Irish history forever. Seamus was an inspiration to me and many others. He will be missed very much by all people around the world.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
My deepest sympathy,
Maggie O'Byrne
April 18, 2014
I was in Ireland during your passing, there is a poetry reading 24 April on Bainbridge Island WA, USA
where poets including myself explore the theme for National Poetry month: "Do not be afraid". You are an inspiration, always. God Bless you and your family.
March 30, 2014
Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your dear love one. “And no resident will say: I am sick…” Isa 33. In this time of a loss of someone special in our lives be comforted to know God cares and will help us endure through his love with comfort and peace. We miss this talented person whom many no doubt respected and admired.
September 05, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. God is for us a refuge and strength. (Psalms 91:2) May you find the needed strength from God, family and friends.
September 05, 2013
May you find eternal peace and happiness in heaven. God bless.
September 04, 2013
Homeless Adult Students in the East Bay spent 6 weeks reading "Beowulf" in your translation. I have not taught a more exciting class. At its end we read "Digging". Your words lifted them out of their fraught world and into yours. You are with us in all ways. Thank you, Seamus
September 03, 2013
Ireland and the world is richer because of your words!
September 03, 2013
Deepest sympathy to the Heaney family. May he rest in peace.
September 03, 2013
Now, there's a poet. RIP
September 03, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the Heaney family on the too soon loss of your beloved husband and father,Seamus Heaney .Our wonderful memories and our Catholic Faith can bring us hope of happy reunion one day.

I picture Seamus being greeted in heaven by the smile and open arms of Adele Dalsimer, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Boston College Irish Studies Program.
They were the two most enthusiastic, joyful and kind people who for decades gave the Boston College community a greater understanding and appreciation of our Irish heritage in all its wonderful aspects. To a college founded to educate the sons of Irish immigrants they brought a knowledge of the greatness of the Irish people throughout the centuries and to the present day to life.

We wish to share with you the same empathy expressed in "A Brigid's Girdle-For Adele" at this very sad and difficult time.
With gratitude to all his family for sharing him with the world.
God Bless you always,
Nancy and Jack Joyce
Friends of Boston College Irish Studies

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May the peace of God comfort the family. Deora Dé

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