Heaney’s Poetry: A Background

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Where was Heaney born?
At Mossbawn in Rural Country Derry in Northen Ireland
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When did Heaney publish his first poetry collection?
In 1966 - Death of a Naturalist
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What religion did Heaney’s family follow?
Catholic
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What school did he go to?
St. Columb’s College in Derry
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University?
Queens University, Belfast
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When did he marry and who did he marry?
In 1965, he married Marie Devlin.
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What did his family live on?
A small farm
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What were the Troubles?
A violent thirty-year conflict, between unionists (predominately protestant) who wanted to stay as part of the United Kingdom, and Nationaliststs (predomianlty Cathokic) who wanted to become part of the Republic of Ireland. It was a territorial
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