Irish Literary Society to pay tribute to Heaney

Shelley Marsden

The Irish Literary Society in London is to pay a special tribute on Thursday, September 26 to its late President, Seamus Heaney.

‘Noli Timere: Reflections on the life and work of Seamus Heaney’ will be presented by Professor Michael Parker and Professor Stephen Regan, with contributions from Professor Raymond Chapman, Professor Roy Foster and Bernard O’Donoghue.

The tribute will celebrate Seamus Heaney’s achievements as a poet, translator, critic, and cultural ambassador for both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and his immense contribution to The Irish Literary Society.

The invite-only event is on Thursday 26th September, 2013 at 8.00pm at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 62-64 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6ED

For further details or to join the ILS, email our Membership Secretary at or go to

The Irish Literary Society was established in London in 1892 to promote the study of Irish language, literature, history and arts. Among its founders were Douglas Hyde, W.B. Yeats and other leaders of the Irish Literary Revival including Maud Gonne, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde.


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