JackMoyneyVCJack Moyney VC Cross recipient immortalised in Durrow’s Bygones Museum will have Kevin Myers to open the Jack Moyney Snug on Saturday 5th July 2014 at 2pm.

Jack Moyney, is a relative of The Campions formally from Rathdowney, Co. Laois who served in the Irish Guards during WW1. The Victoria Cross was awarded to him for being in command of 15 men forming two advanced posts. Surrounded by the enemy he held his post for 96 hours, having no water and very little food. On the fifth day, on the enemy advancing to dislodge him, he attacked them with bombs, while also using his Lewis gun with great effect. Finding himself surrounded, he led his men in a charge through the enemy and reached a stream, where he and a private Thomas Woodcock covered his party while they crossed unscathed, before crossing themselves under a shower of bullets.

Kevin Myers who’s passion for the forgotten Irish met and interviewed Jack Moyney will be officially opening the snug on the day. Bobby can be contacted directly on (087) 6165484.