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2 Sep

We were all very sad to hear about the passing of Seamus Heaney, one of Ireland’s most favourite and loved poets.

We wanted to remember his great work, and so 5th and 6th Class have recorded some of his poems.

Click on the piece below to hear Leon and Sam from 5th Class as they read ‘Digging’, one of Heaney’s most well-loved poems. We will hear from 6th Class tomorrow and look forward to hearing what they have read.

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5 Responses to “We remember Seamus Heaney”

  1. Ms. Whyte
    8:43 pm on September 2nd, 2013

    Well done Leon and Sam. The poem reminds me of when I was back in school!

  2. Merry Beau
    6:18 pm on September 3rd, 2013

    I really liked how you read this poem, Leon and Sam. I liked the way you read it as a ‘two hander’. I thought your voices worked well together and I thought your reading had energy. This poem tells a story and I thought you both told this story well. Impressive. Well done.

  3. Ms. Brennan
    4:15 pm on September 4th, 2013

    Wonderful work boys! I can’t believe you got it in one take. I’d say RTÉ will be getting in touch with me to find out who these great voices belong to!

  4. Ms. Sexton
    8:08 pm on September 4th, 2013

    Very proud of the two boys – you worked so well together. Love the expression you put into it. This is one of my favourite Seamus Heaney poems.

  5. noeline lang
    9:20 pm on October 25th, 2013

    Well done Leon and Sam. I can see a bright future for both of you. I love
    Seamus Heaney, both of you read with such passion. Well done again.

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