Shane MacGowan’s funeral will take place this Friday, December 8, with his funeral cortege traveling through Dublin City before heading for Co Tipperary.

MacGowan’s coffin will arrive by hearse at the car park of the Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium in Dublin on Friday morning where it will then be transferred to a horse-drawn carriage.

The horse-drawn carriage, led by the Artane Band and a piper, will travel between Ringsend and Pearse Street in Dublin from 10:30 am to 11:45 am on Friday.

MacGowan and his wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, had most recently been living in Ballsbridge, not far from Ringsend.

The Artane Band and a piper will lead the carriage and some family cars onto South Lotts Road, across McMahon Bridge, and down Pearse Street to the junction of Lombard Street East and Westland Row, RTÉ reported on Tuesday.

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 whole procession is expected to last about an hour and a quarter.

A traffic management plan will be put in place by gardaí with some road closures and traffic held at junctions during the course of the procession.

After the Dublin procession, the hearse and family cars will depart for Nenagh in Co Tipperary, where MacGowan’s funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Rosary Church on Friday afternoon. 

The funeral for Shane's mother Therese was held at the same church in 2017.

MacGowan’s procession in Dublin and funeral in Nenagh are open to the public and are expected to be attended by a large number of people. The cremation will be private.

More details of that service are expected to emerge in the coming days, according to RTÉ on Tuesday.

Born in Kent to Irish parents, MacGowan lived in Co Tipperary until he was six years of age and regularly returned to the county throughout his life and frequented Philly Ryan's pub in Nenagh. 

Pub owner Philly Ryan will look after the funeral arrangements on Friday, RTÉ earlier reported.

MacGowan's father Maurice lives in Nenagh, while his sister Siobhan lives in the nearby town of Dromineer.

MacGowan’s funeral will take place on what would have been Sinéad O’Connor’s 57th birthday. The noted Irish musicians were friends and collaborators throughout their careers. O’Connor died in July, just a few months before MacGowan, and her funeral procession through Bray drew thousands of mourners.

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MacGowan, 65, passed away peacefully on November 30. He is survived by his wife Victoria Mary Clarke, his father Maurice, and his sister Siobhan.

A Book of Condolences has been opened in Dublin, Tipperary, and online for MacGowan.