Thousands of citizens are anticipated to line the streets of Belfast afterward for the funeral of comedian Frank Carson, who was born in the town. He was a usual on both Irish and British TV throughout his career. He grew up in the small Italy region of the city and worked as a plasterer and electrician, and then joined the Parachute division.
For the duration of the funeral, the comedian will also be remembered for his charity work, which earned him an honorary label from Pope John Paul II. His funeral mass will be led by retired Bishop of Derry, Bishop Edward Daly, previous to his sarcophagus is taken from the Catholic church to the close by Protestant St Anne's Cathedral.