Meet the Edgeworth's

Connections to the worlds of Science, Education and Literature

The Edgeworth family is one of the most remarkable to have lived in any town in the 18th, 19th and early twentieth Centuries. Their connections to the worlds of Science, Education and Literature brought them into contact with many notable minds who they would influence or who influenced them. This section of the site is designed to give you an overview of some of those people who they came into contact with and some who just had links with the town if not the immediate family.

There are some family biographies of key members of the Edgeworth family, a section on some connections to the town and family, a section on Education which goes into some details on the Edgeworth role in early education in Ireland and finally a section on their links to scientific minds.

In places there are also links provided to more in depth information if you wish to learn more.