Gerard Dawe pays tribute to Longley in today's Irish Times, 'Poet of Radiant Revelation' :-
Now celebrating his 70th birthday, Michael Longley’s poems have become to a new generation of readers 'ubiquitous' in the best sense of the word and in the most positive light they cast upon our life and times. For Longley is a bringer of light and his Collected Poems , published by Jonathan Cape in 2006, amounts to one of the most impressive achievements in contemporary poetry in English. Reading the volume from cover to cover is like reading a great classical novel of the European tradition, with a powerful dramatic (and self-dramatising) voice guiding the reader through a fully rendered, physically alive, thriving and glorious work of the senses.
Full article here. And Michael Viney writes here about Longley's connection with Carrigskeewaun in Mayo.