16 October 2023
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Simon Harris opens new Aleen Cust library on ATU Mountbellew campus
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has opened a new library on the ATU Mountbellew campus
The ‘Aleen Cust’ library is named after Ireland’s and the UK’s first female vet, who professed her unwaivering desire to become a vet from a very young age.
She was refused recognition in the profession for most of her life because of her gender, until 1922, after a two-decade struggle, she was officially recognised as a veterinary surgeon.
During his visit Minister Harris was also told of the potential of the Monutbellew campus for a School of Veterinary, with a decision due by the end of the year
Simon Harris told Leah Hogarty that Aleen Cust is a source of inspiration for anyone looking to improve their education: