Quite apart from its architectural merit and its magnificent gardens, Mount Congreve has earned its place in Irish history through the family who built it.
First to make his mark on the world stage was poet and dramatist William Congreve. Then came Sir William Congreve whose innovations had a long-term influence on the manufacture of gunpowder, and his son, also Sir William, whose many inventions included the Congreve rocket, used by the British army and...
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