Fiona Shaw and Patrick O’Kane in Rome for an event in honour of Séamus Heaney

Fiona ShawIrish actors Fiona Shaw and Patrick O’Kane will be in Rome this evening for an event held by the Embassy of Ireland in honour of poet and playwright Séamus Heaney, recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. He died last summer at 74.

Heaney was born in Castledawson, Northern Ireland; he loved Italy and visited Rome many times, most recently a few months before his death.

Shaw and O’Kane will read a selection of Heaney’s poetry and other works he loved.