Coffin of Seamus Heaney
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Poet Seamus Heaney's funeral held in Dublin

2 September 2013 Last updated at 18:52 BST

Family and friends have gathered in Dublin for the funeral of the renowned poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, who died on Friday aged 74.

High profile names from the worlds of politics, music and literature joined Heaney's widow and children for the service in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook.

BBC Northern Ireland's arts correspondent Maggie Taggart reports.