The People of Gibraltar
1948 - LÉ Macha – William Butler Yeats

Father Devlin and Bishop Fitzgerald

The LÉ Macha was a corvette of the Irish Naval Service.  In September 1948 she was chosen to carry the remains of the Irish poet, William Butler Yeats from Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in France to Drumcliffe in County Sligo. The voyage took 17 days and included a visit to Gibraltar. Photographs taken during her time on the Rock are shown below.

Approaching Gibraltar

Preparing to enter the Harbour

Entering Harbour

Looking towards the Admiralty Tower from the deck of the Macha in the Naval Dockyard

Bringing rations on board

Bringing rations on board

Bringing rations on board

View of the harbour

Northern side of Main Street (See LINK)

Corner Main Street and John Mackintosh Square (See LINK

From left to right aboard the Macha - Father Devlin, Commander T Mackenna, and Bishop 
Dr Fitzgerald

View from the Upper Rock

Shopping in Gibraltar

South Port Gate (See LINK

Guards marching towards South Port Gates

Crew members in front of the South Port Gates

Gibraltar from Spain

Gibraltar from the road to La  Línea

A view of San Roque