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HomePlace recalls writerly bond between Michael McLaverty and Seamus Heaney

Twenty five years after Michael McLaverty's death, his relationship with one-time teaching colleague Seamus Heaney will be celebrated at the Heaney HomePlace this weekend. Here Belfast author Sophia Hillan outlines how the younger man's encouragement led to renewed recognition of his friend's work

Michael McLaverty was born in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, in 1904; he died in Ardglass, Co Down, in 1992
Sophia Hillan
WHEN the Linen Hall Library recently and most faithfully reproduced Michael McLaverty's 1949 short story collection The Game Cock, it served as a timely reminder of how significant a snapshot of a tim[...]

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