Aleen Cust Centenary Conference
Heritage Week 2022
The first woman to become a veterinary surgeon in Ireland and the UK was born in County Tipperary, Ireland. Remembered in Galway and Roscommon for her charm, integrity, intelligence and a highly capable practitioner.
This conference is part funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Decade of Centenaries Local Authority Funding), Galway County Council, Roscommon County Council, Tipperary County Council, and Atlantic Technological University. It is an action of Galway County Council’s Decade of Commemoration Strategy 2013-2023. Official transport for the Aleen Cust Conference is provided by ŠKODA Monaghan & Sons Ltd., Tuam Road, Galway.
Who is the Aleen Cust Memorial Society?
The Aleen Cust Memorial Society is an ad hoc group of 3 veterinary surgeons who came together in early 2021 to remember and honour a brave courageous woman who suffered tremendously both personally and professionally in order to achieve her dream to become the first lady veterinary surgeon in Ireland, England, and indeed Europe.
Various local heritage organisations, vintage clubs and community groups in the counties of Galway, Roscommon and Tipperary shall exhibit throughout the conference. The Daoine agus Ait Exhibition by Irish Community Archives Networks shall also be on show, which includes Moylough Heritage and Woodlawn Heritage Group. Galway Community Archaeology Project shall also be present at the conference, so do please come and say hello!