Irish steam into town

Finnegan’s coffin is carried to the train at the Warwick railway station, destined for Clifton, on Saturday.
Finnegan’s coffin is carried to the train at the Warwick railway station, destined for Clifton, on Saturday. Candyce Braithwaite

FINNEGAN'S Wake brought a touch of Ireland to Clifton at the weekend.

Finnegan's Wake is a fun Irish-themed event, celebrating the popular Irish figure Finnegan, who wanted to see his own wake before he actually died.

There were plenty of unusual characters as patrons embraced the Irish theme, from green-clad friends to St Patrick himself.

The pope was there, along with Finnegan's wife, his friends and family.

The undertaker made an appearance and so did some nuns.

The characters got on the Downs Dasher Steam Train in Warwick which was destined for Clifton.

The wake was held at O'Shanley's Irish Pub, which has been holding the event for many years.

Manager Ryan Burley said the pub loved hosting the event.

"It's the biggest event on the pub's calendar," he said.

"It's about getting in the party mood for St Patrick's Day.

"It's a whole lot of fun."

Clifton came alive with a march in the street featuring all the characters from the train as they make their way to the pub.

There was Irish dancing, live music and games.



Dad’s violent assault leaves 10yo with head wound

Premium Content Dad’s violent assault leaves 10yo with head wound

The Warwick court heard the girl was rushed to hospital after her father’s violent...

Warwick mum busted in Maccas drive-thru on meth

Premium Content Warwick mum busted in Maccas drive-thru on meth

She also joins a list of people who were caught stealing from Warwick businesses...

Warwick Daily News enters exciting new era

Warwick Daily News enters exciting new era

Our new website platform is just around the corner. Here is everything you need to...