Published Monday, 02 September 2013
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Family and friends of the 74-year-old were joined by leading politicians and figures from the arts world for his funeral mass at Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook on Monday morning.
Heaney's son Michael spoke at the close of the service to pay tribute to his late father, who died unexpectedly last week.
He revealed the great poet's last words to his widow Marie from hospital.
Michael said: "His last few words, in a text message he wrote to my mother minutes before he passed away, were in his beloved Latin and they read: 'Nolle timere' (Don't be afraid)."
Fellow poet Michael Longley, the band U2, Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were among the dignitaries in attendance at Seamus Heaney's funeral.
They heard chief celebrant Monsignor Brendan Devlin describe the Nobel Laureate as a man of the people.
He 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."
The service closed with a reading of Heaney's poem The Given Note, from his second published collection, before the eulogy was given by his friend Paul Muldoon.
Burial later took place in Bellaghy, Co Londonderry, where Seamus Heaney grew up.
The literary giant was laid to rest beside his parents, sister Ann and little brother Christopher, who was immortalised in his most famous poem, Mid-Term Break.
As the cortege approached the graveyard, a lone piper played laments.
Meanwhile books of condolence have been opened at Belfast City Hall, Queen's University and the Guildhall in Derry for people to pay tribute.
Belfast Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said: "Seamus Heaney belonged to Belfast just as he belonged to Bellaghy, just as he belonged to Boston and Beijing.
"He was a local and a universal figure. He has left us this rich legacy of his words and this is an opportunity for the people of Belfast to come out today and say thanks."
We remember the beauty of Seamus Heaney as a bard and today in particular in his being.
Seamus Heaney was born near Castledawson in Co Londonderry on 13 April 1939.
His first book Eleven Poems was published in 1965 for the Queen's University Festival, with his first major collection Death of a Naturalist following a year later.
Throughout his career as a writer, he has achieved critical acclaim and numerous prestigious awards - not least the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. The award praised Heaney "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past".
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