Creator of Great Gardens at Mount Congreve among those to Receive Honorary Degree at Trinity College Dublin

Posted on: 12 July 2002

Ambrose Congreve, creator of one of the great gardens of the world at Mount Congreve was among five recipients to receive Honorary Degrees at Trinity College Dublin on Friday July 12th.

The four other recipients who received Honorary degrees were:

Dame Beulah Bewley – A medical graduate of the University, she has served in the Presidency of the Royal Society of Medicine’s section of Epidemiology and Public Health and she was made a D.B.E. (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2000.

George Eogan – Formerly Professor of Archaeology at University College Dublin. The excavator of Knowth, he is the author of Knowth and the Passage Tombs of Ireland. He is also Chairman of The Discovery Programme.

Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin – An expert and founder of the academic study of Georgian Ireland, he has chaired the Irish Georgian Society, Irish Georgian Foundation and Historic Irish Tourist Houses and Gardens Association and is Director of the Irish Architectural Archive.

Patrick Mason – Theatre and opera director, who works in Britain, Europe and North America as well as Ireland, he was artistic director of the Abbey Theatre 1994-1999. He won a Tony award for ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’.