He bounced me off, like snow off a plough or whatever.[on whether the constant attention on his abs detracts from Arrow's other selling points] Listen, I'm not gonna complain about it.Monsignor Bernard Devlin told the congregation: “As a country, we are keenly aware of our deprivation at the disappearance from among us of Seamus Heaney.” During the service one of his sons, Michael Heaney, revealed that his father’s last words, sent as a text message to his wife Marie minutes before he died, were “nolle timere”, Latin meaning “don’t be afraid”.Heaney was lauded as a man who, despite his celebrity, had never lost the common touch.Describing him as a great democrat, Monsignor Devlin said: “He could speak to the King of Sweden, an Oxford don or a south Derry neighbour with the directness of a common and shared humanity.” Heaney’s legendary accessibility, both in terms of his verses and his personal kindness, was illustrated by the fact that onlookers applauded in the street as his coffin was carried from the church.Many members of the public have in recent days commended him for having “no airs and graces”."Sometimes it is very difficult to handle the hard things that you felt compelled to do when you are soft-hearted at the core of your being.
There was a palpable sense of national loss at the passing of a unique national asset, regarded as Ireland’s most renowned poet since Yeats.Stephen Rea’s reputation precedes him, both as an award-winning, acclaimed actor and as a reluctant interviewee.So when he finally agrees to sit down with The Sunday Times, I am nervous.She was found dead at her home in north Dublin last week.
The former wife of actor Stephen Rea, she was convicted and jailed along with her sister for the 1973 car bomb attack on London's Old Bailey courthouse in which one man died and more than 200 people were injured.
The 74-year-old Nobel laureate died on Friday in a Dublin hospital, suddenly after a short illness.