Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate in literature, passed away in 2013. He is often called the greatest Irish poet since W.B. Yeats. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death, the Charitable Irish Society and the Eire Society of Boston will pay tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Seamus Heaney, with an evening of recollection of Ireland’s most admired poet of the 21stcentury,
The public is cordially invited to join the societies in honoring Seamus Heaney and his legacy on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 PM, at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf, Boston.
A portion of the poem recitation program will include dramatic readings by performers from the Here Comes Everybody Players. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served.
The Eire Society of Boston and the Charitable Irish Society of Boston were at the forefront in recognizing Mr. Heaney’s literary achievements by bestowing upon him their highest honors. In 1982, the Eire Society conferred its prestigious Gold Medal on Mr. Heaney. In 1991, the Charitable Irish Society presented Mr. Heaney with its Life Achievement Award.
Both societies join in co-sponsoring this commemoration and acknowledge the generous assistance of the Emigrant Support Program, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Ireland in Boston, in organizing the event.