Details Of Shane McGowan’s Funeral Arrangements Confirmed

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Details of Shane McGowan’s funeral including a procession through parts of Dublin on Friday morning have been confirmed. Mr MacGowan died on November 30th after a long illness. Aged 65, Shane MacGowan, was a much celebrated songwriter and frontman for the band The Pogues.

Beginning in the south inner city, the singer’s coffin will be taken by horse-drawn carriage and led by the Artane Band and a piper between Ringsend and Pearse Street from 10.30am to 11.45am. The procession will begin in Ringsend at 10.30am, close to where Mr MacGowan lived with his wife Victoria Mary Clarke in Ballsbridge.

The singer’s coffin will arrive by hearse to the Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium and from there it will be transferred to a horse drawn carriage. The route will cover South Lotts Road, across McMahon Bridge and down Pearse Street to the junction of Lombard Street East and Westland Row. It will then cross Westland Row and Lincoln Place into Fenian Street and then travel on to Denzille Lane where the coffin will be transferred back into the hearse privately.

The hearse and family cars will depart for Nenagh for the funeral mass in St Mary of the Rosary Church on Friday afternoon. The Mass is open to the public and a large attendance is expected including President Michael D. Higgins and stars from the music industry.  The Funeral Mass is to be followed by a private cremation. Mr MacGowan’s mother’s family came from Carney, just outside Nenagh – Mrs Theresa MacGowan died in a car accident on January 1st 2017. Shane MacGowan is survived by his wife Victoria Mary Clarke, his father Maurice and his sister Siobhan.