Poet Desmond O’Grady dies of heart attack

first_imgEmail The late Desmond O’GradyWORLD renowned poet Desmond O’Grady, who was born in Limerick in 1935, passed away in Cork this week after suffering a heart attack.Mr O’Grady (78) was a member of Aosdána and was awarded the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in 2004.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The acclaimed poet went to boarding school in Roscrea; he moved to Paris in the 1950s and worked in the Shakespeare and Company bookshop before he began teaching.Mr O’Grady was a teaching fellow at Harvard University where he completed his MA and PhD; he also lived and taught in Italy and in Egypt.President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Mr O’Grady, describing him as “one of Ireland’s best-known poets”, who was deeply committed to his work.Mr O’Grady was a founding member of the European Community of Writers; collections of his work include ‘The Road Taken: Poems 1956-1996’ and ‘The Wandering Celt’.His funeral will be held in Kinsale, where he lived for the last 25 years of his life. Twitter NewsPoet Desmond O’Grady dies of heart attackBy John Keogh – August 26, 2014 1242 TAGSDesmond O’Grady Advertisement Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Print Previous articleLimerick company literally sitting on billionsNext articleSingers sought for choral project John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more