"My Dad is a poet and playwright," she says. Will we get to the thing on time? Shane MacGowan. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. It was the home of Shane’s parents Maurice and Therese MacGowan for several decades. And we'd tell each other: 'Happy Christmas your arse.'". We just fell in love with it instantly.". "It's a house for a family," says Siobhan. God, it just seemed such a stressful thing to do and so fussy. Siobhan, who is currently working on a novel, and her brother clearly did not lick their creative talents up off the stones. The German architect Hermann Peltz was one of the brains behind the avant-garde design of Munich's Olympic Stadium, built in 1972. From A Pair of Brown Eyes to Fairytale of New York, Shane MacGowan is a poet of modern music and one of the great international songwriters. ‘I was freaked out about the idea of loads of people, the whole thing of the dress and all that stuff. There’s an annex with a separate bedroom, well suited to hosting guests. When Victoria Mary Clarke and Pogues leader Shane MacGowan tied the knot in Copenhagen last year the day was as madcap and magical as you would expect of a Celtic punk legend and his angel-channelling muse. Despite often having many drinks arrayed about him in public - he can be seen with a gin and tonic, a pint of cider and a cup of tea all at once - it seems MacGowan only sips from them these last 10 years. Victoria’s expectations for her secret wedding had been so low she admits to having had ‘a meltdown’ the night before. The night before his nuptials went notably smoother for Shane. “It was like living in a pub. ‘Oh yeah, of course’. We had kind of had it in our minds to do it at some point. We’re going to organise it, it’s all going to be lovely, don’t worry.” ‘And it really felt angelic, the whole thing. ‘She was just saying, “What is it you’re worried about? One of them, Andrew, established the Fairfield Distillery outside Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. The bride wore red, the groom wore slippers and Hollywood star Johnny Depp started the sing-song. And I wanted everyone to wear a wedding dress.’, But the logistics were a nightmare. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. ‘We played backgammon last night,’ says Victoria. I loved the whole thing. He could have the same drinks in front of him for hours.". CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Magical.’. And though the engagement was low-key, Victoria’s initial wedding plans were wild. Was she crying? We were like, “yeah, why not”. I felt that somehow the angels had stepped in and gone, “Right, we’re taking care of it. He had Johnny and he had The Cronins and he had another friend, Gerry O’Boyle,’ she adds of the London-based publican. It was just magic.’. She teamed it with ‘just ankle boots because the dress was very long so it was okay to wear ankle boots which was good because it was very cold’. Their eventual wedding was much more low-key. Peter Ward's Country Choice is one of the best specialty food stores in the country, drawing customers from all over the midlands. ‘She kind of talked me down. THE family home of Pogues icon Shane MacGowan is on the market, we can reveal. It's beside the Shannon and near Lough Derg, and we have loved going over there for lunches by the water in the summer. And I loved when they sang and it was so funny when Shane was annoyed. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Her friend Sofia who is ‘a breatharian’ which means ‘she doesn’t eat at all’ tried for hours to calm her down. The den with 'Mac's Bar', which the MacGowan family joked was the only smoking bar left in Ireland after the smoking ban came in. ‘Shane’s known [Frued] and her sisters since he was 18 or something. So somehow he let go of that and we decided, let’s just do it.’. Sometimes I found the drinking and the drugs were just too hard. The Tipperary property where the legendary singer honed his craft boasts original features such as a Belfast sink and Aga range. But he's still here, and so are the Pogues - back to their original lineup for a new lease of life. ‘It just became too stressful to think about and we basically parked it.