‘A Lone Furrow’ is a dramatic account of the life of Aleen Cust, the first female Veterinary Surgeon in Britain and Ireland. The show follows her long struggle to gain recognition as a vet due to the misogynistic attitude of the Royal Council of Veterinary Surgeons who refused to allow her to sit for her professional diploma. She was employed by Roscommon vet, William Byrne, but met with strong local opposition in Athleague where she worked for 20 years. The play was written by local man, Tommy Murray and will be rehearsed and performed by Roscommon Drama Group to mark the centenary of her finally gaining recognition from the RCVS.
Ticketing information will be available at Roscommon Arts Centre closer to event date.
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