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Logbook entry for 17th September 1948 showing the L.E. Macha's arrival at Galway

The L.E. Macha arrived in Galway 17th September 1948. Yeats' remains were disembarked and taken to Sligo. An Céad Cath, 1st Battalion based in Galway, provided a Guard of Honour at Sligo town before the funeral procession to Drumcliffe graveyard. 

The L.E. Macha left Galway the following day for the Naval Dockyard at Haulbowline where she remained for the rest of September.

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Guard of Honour from An Céad Cath at the Town Hall, Sligo before arrival of the Yeats cortege.