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Nobel Prize winning Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74

30 August 2013 Last updated at 18:48 BST

Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, has died aged 74.

BBC Northern Ireland Arts Correspondent Maggie Taggart looks back at the career of the man from Bellaghy who was honoured with the Nobel prize for literature.