Shane MacGowan's funeral details have been announced 2 months ago

Shane MacGowan's funeral details have been announced

There will be a funeral cortege through Dublin City.

The funeral details of Shane MacGowan have been announced following the death of The Pogues' frontman on Thursday, November 30.


The legendary musician's remains will be brought through Dublin City in a morning procession on Friday, December 8, after which his funeral will be held in the town of his childhood, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, with a mass open to the public.

His remains will then be cremated.

It is understood that President Michael D Higgins will represent the Irish people at funeral, as will other well known figures from the music and arts industry.

Shane MacGowan tributes


Shane MacGowan's funeral to be held in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Kent-born MacGowan spent much of his childhood in Tipperary, where his late mother Therese was from.

The 'Fairytale of New York' singer was being in St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin for the past six months where he was treated for various illnesses.

He was discharged last week, but his health took a turn and he passed away on Thursday, with his wife Victoria Mary Clarke, by his side.


Michael D Higgins was among the first to pay tribute to the iconic musician, saying he it was "with great sadness" that he learned of his death.

"Shane will be remembered as one of music’s greatest lyricists. So many of his songs would be perfectly crafted poems, if that would not have deprived us of the opportunity to hear him sing them.

On Friday, The Late Late Show devoted a whole segment last night to honour the Pogues frontman, with many musicians performing tributes, including Glen Hansard, the Pogues' Terry Woods, Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers) and Steve Wickham (The Waterboys).

Speaking to the Sunday Independent, MacGowan had previously revealed the song he would like played at his funeral: "For my funeral I’d like them to play I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen."


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