Shane MacGowan offers thanks for ‘kind words’ after mother’s death in car crash

File photo dated 17/09/13 of The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan who has thanked people for their "kind words and condolences" following his mother's death in a car accident
File photo dated 17/09/13 of The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan who has thanked people for their "kind words and condolences" following his mother's death in a car accident

The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has thanked people for their “kind words and condolences” following his mother’s death in a car accident.

Therese MacGowan, 87, was the first person to die on the roads in Ireland this year after a crash at Ballintoher, near Nenagh in Co Tipperary, at about 3pm on Sunday, New Year’s Day.

MacGowan’s partner, journalist Victoria Mary Clarke, tweeted on Monday evening: “Shane MacGowan would like to say thank you and God bless you to all the people who are offering kind words and condolences. It means a lot.”

“People are being overwhelmingly lovely and kind, it is amazing. Thank you.”

Ms MacGowan lived in Silvermines, Co Tipperary.

The car she was travelling in crashed into a wall on a stretch of road less than 10km from the family home.