Sligo is in sadness this week after the unexpected death of the great literary figure Dermot Healy, (1947-2014). He was a renowned poet, playwright and novelist who had made Sligo his home for the past twenty years, drawing inspiration from the sea.
Some of his most famous works are available from the library including:
A goat's song, London : Panther, 1997.
The bend for home, London : Harvill, 1997. 1st U.S. ed.
The reed bed, Oldcastle, County Meath : Gallery, 2001. (Collection of poetry)
What the hammer, Oldcastle, Co. Meath : Gallery Press, 1998. (Collection of poetry)