Fans can say goodbye to Shane MacGowan along Dublin streets

So hard to believe it is just over a week since legendary Shane MacGowan sadly left us and for fans who would like to pay their final respects can do so in Dublin today, Friday the 8 December.

The procession for the singer’s funeral will move through the center of Dublin and supported by the Artane Band and a lone piper, is sure to be a very moving event.

The late singer’s coffin should arrive by hearse at Ringsend at 10.30am before being transferred to a horse-drawn carriage.

The carriage will then be led by the Artane Band and a piper along South Lotts Road, over McMahon Bridge and Grand Canal Dock, and along Pearse Street. It will be followed by the chief mourners, led by the singer’s widow Victoria Mary Clarke, in a procession of cars.

At the junction of Lombard Street East and Westland Row the procession will turn left on to Westland Row and Lincoln Place, turning into Fenian Street and then Denzille Lane where the coffin will be transferred back to the hearse. The procession is expected to finish at about 11.45am.

The Garda have asked that people wishing to pay their final respects to MacGowan gather on the footpath along this route.

The hearse and family cars will then leave for Nenagh, Co Tipperary, for the funeral which is scheduled to take place in the afternoon.

The funeral Mass is to be held in St Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh, close to the homeplace of his mother, Therese, and where he spent some holidays as a child. MacGowan’s father still lives in the area and his sister lives nearby.

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