More than 1,000 mourners are expected to attend service at Church the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, DublinNobel laureate Seamus Heaney will be buried in his family’s grave in County Derry after a requiem mass in Dublin where more than 1,000 mourners are expected to attend.The funeral mass on Monday will be led by Father Kevin Doran at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, Dublin.Heaney was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1995 “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past”.In recent years he had suffered ill health and documented his battles with illness in his collection he Human Chain written after he had a stroke.Books of condolence will be open on Monday at the Mansion House in Dublin, City Hall in Belfast and the Guildhall in Derry.The Irish president Michael D Higgins is among those expected to pay his respects to Heaney, his widow, Marie, and their children, Christopher, Michael and Catherine.Irish broadcaster RTE is also streaming the funeral live on television, radio and the internet.Seamus HeaneyIrelandEuropeHenry McDonaldtheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject …read more

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