Literature Nobel Prize Winners in Ireland.
1923 W. B. Yeats
"for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation."
1969 Samuel Beckett
"for his writing, which - in new forms for the novel and drama - in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation."
1995 Seamus Heaney
"for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past."