A WW1 soldier has been commemorated in Castleblayney

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Castleblayney in honour of the late Thomas Hughes.

The Castleblayney native was a soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, which is the highest and most prestigious award given to British and Commonwealth forces for bravery.

He received the cross for bravery in the First World War where, despite being injured, he managed to save several of his comrades.

Local Minister Heather Humphreys unveiled the prestigious plaque at the Gate Lodge leading to Hope Castle at midday today.