Please note that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and in the interest of the safety of visitors and staff Rothe House & Garden will be closed until further notice.  For enquiries, including any relating to the Kilkenny Archaeological Society please email us at or call 056 7722893.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Welcome to Rothe House & Garden

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City and situated at the mid point of the Medieval Mile is one of Irelands true hidden gems; Rothe House & Garden. The property, the only one of its type open to the public in Ireland, was once the home of wealthy merchant and politian John Rothe Fitzpiers, his wife Rose Archer and their eleven children. Constructed between 1594 and 1610 you are invited to wander and explore at your leisure; view the magnificent architecture, step through cobbled courtyards and take in the relaxed atmosphere of our extensive garden. It’s all waiting for you. 

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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.