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28/11/17 Victoria Cross on display for one afternoon only

James Duffy

Pte James Duffy


On Thursday 7 December, from 2 - 4.30pm, Donegal County Museum in partnership with the Inniskilling Museum and the Irish Defence Forces, are delighted to display for the first time in County Donegal, the Victoria Cross awarded to Pte James Duffy for “most conspicuous bravery” during World War I.


 He is the only Donegal winner of a Victoria Cross in WWI.  The Museum will also exhibit the medals awarded to Captain Henry Gallaugher DSO. The medals are on loan from the Inniskilling Museum.


The medals will be on public display between 2 – 4.30pm on Thursday 7 December in the Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny. Admission is free and all are welcome. 


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