Shane MacGowan: when is his funeral and can public pay tribute to The Pogues star?
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The funeral plans for Shane MacGowan have been announced. The Pogues singer died at the age of 65 just weeks before his birthday.
The public will have the chance to pay their respects and say goodbye to the legendary lyracist. He died on Thursday, 30 November at his home and was surrounded by his family - he had recently been released from hospital.
He is set to be laid to rest later this week and the details have been announced. His wife Victoria has joined the calls for Fairytale of New York to claim Christmas Number One in the UK for 2023 - it is currently the bookies favourite.
Here's all you need to know:
When is Shane MacGowan's funeral?
The Pogues star's funeral will take place on Friday, 8 December. It comes just over a week after his death.
Where is his funeral?
According to RTE, Ireland's national broadcaster, the cortage will take his remains from his home in Nenagh to Dublin. The procession will cross the city and then head back to St Mary’s Of The Rosary Church in Tipperary for the service.
He will be cremated, but Irish Examiner state that it is not yet known what will happen with the ashes.
What is the route for the funeral procession?
The Irish Mirror reports that the mile-long procession will take place in Dublin between Ringsend and Pearse Street. It is due start at 10.30am and continue until 11.45am on Friday.
It will be led by the Artane Band and a lone piper.
Is the funeral open to the public?
The service in Tipperary will be open to the public, it has been confirmed. Fans will also be able to watch the procession through Dublin - the route has not yet been announced.
The undertaker is JJ Ryan’s in Nenagh and the cremation will be private. The Irish president will attend the funeral and other high profile figures are also expected.