BY TOMMY MURRAY
WITH ROSCOMMON DRAMA GROUP
A new play capturing events in the life of Aleen Cust, the first female vet in Britain and Ireland, who practised in Athleague from (1900 – 1923), but because of her gender, wasn’t allowed to register as a veterinary surgeon in the Royal Council of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Roscommon vet William Byrne, defied the RCVS and took her on as his assistant. The play dramatizes her long struggle for recognition as a professional vet and the obstacles placed in her path, both locally and on a broader front. It is a local story of courage and persistence, needing to be told some 100 years on. Produced by Tom Costello and Brigeen Fitzmaurice
Supported by the Creative Ireland Programme (2017 – 2022) which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from creative ireland.ie.
THURSDAY 2nd – SATURDAY 4th MAY | 8pm | €14/12