Entries by AKD

Visits from De La Salle Kilkenny

Just before starting off into the adventure of the summer holidays, two groups of boys from the De La Salle schools visited us. Our tour guide Lady Anne greeted them and sent them on a treasure hunt around the courtyards and gardens. They discovered strange window shapes, learned about coats of arms and the fate […]

Introducing the team: Anne-Karoline Distel

Anne is from Leipzig, Germany and joined the Rothe House team in 2018. What is your first memory of Rothe House? I was on holidays in Ireland with a friend in 2016 and visited Rothe House during our stay in Kilkenny. I think I was most impressed by the buildings and gardens. Three months later, […]

Introducing The Team – Désirée Carey

Désirée joined the team during the summer of 2020 and has returned to new responsibilities. You will find her in the Merchant’s Shop. What is your first memory of Rothe House? That would be the opening day in 1966. My family lived down the road, and my mother, father and brother were invited. But I […]

Introducing the Team: Mary Pyke

Mary Pyke is the gardener at Rothe House and is in fact referred to as “Mary Gardener” sometimes, when we need to make the distinction between her and Mary Flood, our genealogist. What is your first memory of Rothe House? Don’t ask me the year, but my first contact with Rothe House was when I […]

Introducing The Team: Sinead Gibbons

Although being the youngest member amongst the permanent team, Sinead is our longest running receptionist and tour guide. What is your first memory of Rothe House? “My first memory of Rothe House was of the late Win Long, my former work colleague and much loved friend of the house. FAS were running a full time […]

Reopening After Lockdown

The long waiting time is over – on Friday June 4th 2021, Rothe House and Gardens is reopening to the public. The team and contractors have been working tirelessly the last few weeks to give Rothe House and Garden a revamp. Here are just some of the changes we’re welcoming you to explore: The former […]