Ireland farewells MacGowan with his Christmas classic

Updated December 9 2023 - 6:30am, first published 6:24am
A funeral procession for Shane MacGowan made its way through the streets of Dublin. (AP PHOTO)
A funeral procession for Shane MacGowan made its way through the streets of Dublin. (AP PHOTO)

Shane MacGowan's friends and family have sung and danced in the aisles to a rousing rendition of The Pogues' Christmas anthem Fairytale of New York at a joyous funeral marking the singer's colourful life.