Shane MacGowan's funeral service will take place in County Tipperary on Friday following a public procession through Dublin. 

The service will be open to the public and will take place in the town of Nenagh, which MacGowan frequented during his regular visits to Ireland. 

The funeral will be followed by a cremation service in Tipperary. 

Further details about Friday's funeral service are expected to be announced later on Sunday. 

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

Pub owner Philly Ryan will look after the funeral arrangements on Friday, according to RTÉ News. 

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

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins is expected to attend Friday's service along with several prominent artists and musicians. 

Higgins issued a statement following MacGowan's death on November 30 describing the Pogues frontman as one of music's great lyricists. Higgins said MacGowan's lyrics resembled "perfectly crafted poems" and said MacGowan's songs explored love, challenges, and the emigrant experience. 

"The genius of Shane’s contribution includes the fact that his songs capture within them, as Shane would put it, the measure of our dreams - of so many worlds, and particularly those of love, of the emigrant experience and of facing the challenges of that experience with authenticity and courage, and of living and seeing the sides of life that so many turn away from," Higgins said in a statement on Thursday. 

MacGowan died peacefully on Thursday, November 30, following a long battle with illness. He was 65. 

His wife Victoria Mary Clarke said on Saturday that MacGowan "was putting up a really strong fight" but said his body gave up in the end. 

"He wasn't ready to give up. He wasn't ready to stop fighting - but his body did it for him," Clarke told the Brendan O'Connor Show on RTÉ Radio 1.