Welcome to Rothe House & Garden

Nestled in the centre of Ireland’s Medieval Mile, Rothe House and Garden is one of Kilkenny’s hidden gems. A visit is high on the list of things to do in the Marble City.
Built between 1594 and 1610 on a plot of land (“burgage plot”) formerly owned by the Cistercian order. It became then home of the renowned merchant, landowner and Mayor of Kilkenny City, John Rothe Fitz Piers, his wife Rose Archer, and their eleven children. After John’s death in 1620, his son Peter took over the business and followed in his political footsteps. You can find out more about the history of Rothe House in the timeline.

Kilkenny Archaeological Society (KAS) owns the building complex and Rothe House Trust manages the museum.

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Genealogy Services


Discover your family’s history and research your ancestors at Rothe House & Garden.

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

From weddings and private receptions to talks and performances, talk to us about booking a truly unique venue in Rothe House & Garden.