Did you know that Mount Congreve was the last house in Ireland to employ liveried servants?

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Servants in uniforms, fine dining and exceptional gardens at Mount Congreve. Nothing to turn your nose up at!

Mount Congreve was built in 1760 by heir, John Congreve, and grandson of Rev. John Congreve. It was the home of 6 generations of the Congreve family until Ambrose Congreve passed away at the ripe old age of 104 in 2011. Now this wonderful estate in Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford belongs to the Irish State. Aren’t we the lucky ones!

Life at Mount Congreve

Oh, what it must have been like to have your meals cooked for you by some of the finest chefs in the world and then plated up for you by servants in uniforms!

When Ambrose Congreve lived there, he made sure to surround himself with some fine art, fancy cars and plenty of staff to tend to his needs as well as that of the house and gardens.

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Ambrose Congreve (second from right) and companions

Did you know

The gardens are home to one of the largest collections of plants in Ireland. There’s the Woodland Garden, the Bamboo Garden, the stunning Herman Dool Magnolia Walk and not forgetting the amazing Walled Garden. An absolute gem to visit at almost any time of the year.

Check it out yourself or get one of their guided tours.


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