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Debate, discussion, history – all coming up this Spring

Springtime is awash with debate and discussion. In association with the Kilkenny Archaeological Society here are three events for March/April: Friday 15th March:  Debate: St. Patrick christianised Ireland, chaired by Olivia O’Leary with teams from NUIG and NUID.  8.00 pm, Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle (by kind permission of the OPW). Tuesday 2nd April – Thursday […]

Last Call for Children’s Christmas Workshop

Places are booking up fast, so if you’d like to include your child in our wonderful Christmas workshop taking place this Saturday 8th December, then call 056 7722893 and book their place!  €6.00 per child – lots of wonderful magic Christmassy things to make and bring home – early Christmas presents!  The workshop takes place […]

Winter opening hours

From the beginning of November, we have reverted to our winter opening hours: 10.30 – 16.30 Monday to Saturday.  During the summer, we were also open every Sunday from 14.00 – 18.00 and these extended hours were made possible by the support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, through the Museum Standards Programme […]

Rothe House & Garden wins Excellence in Heritage Award

We’re delighted to announce that Rothe House & Garden has won the Excellence in Heritage Award at Saturday’s Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Business Awards.  Cited for the ongoing conservation work which is taking place, the adjudicators noted that, as home of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, Rothe House & Garden has excelled in conserving […]

Christmas Miscellany at Rothe House & Garden

As Christmas is fast approaching, it’s time for the annual Miscellany at Rothe House & Garden.  Wednesday 5th December at 7.30 – warm yourselves with a glass of mulled wine, and a mince pie before enjoying a wonderful evening of music and musings on a Winter theme.  The Sonas Chamber Choir once again joins us […]

Memories to Memoirs talk at Savour Kilkenny

Two for the price of one at this amazing afternoon at Rothe House & Garden, on Saturday 27th October from 3.00 pm. to 5.30 pm. €5.00 – pre booking recommended, telephone: 056 7722893, or email info@rothehouse.com. 1) Start with a guided tour of Rothe House Garden discovering the food that was grown in 17th century […]

‘Too posh for Paulstown’

This week sees the re-introduction of a Costume Exhibition at Rothe House & Garden where ‘The Shankill Collection revisited’ is now on display as part of the tour.  With the kind assistance of textile consultant Mairead Johnston and Nikki Toler-Aylward, this tantalising glimpse into life in 19th century Shankill Castle, Paulstown, will excite and enthuse visitors […]

Kilkenny Arts Festival at Rothe House & Garden

Rothe House & Garden is packed full of things to do and see during Kilkenny Arts Festival! Children’s activities ‘Irish History Live’ – children’s re-enactment of the Titanic era:  Four shows at 10.30, 12.00, 2.00, 3.30:  €5.00 per child, €2.50 per extra sibling. Saturday 11th August – book on 056 7722893. Rothe House Children’s Workshop:  a […]

Family Fever: Saturday 21st July

Family Fever at Rothe House & Garden This Saturday (21st July) marks another annual event at Rothe House & Garden as we host our annual garden party from 3pm-5pm. Wine and strawberries, storytelling in the garden and children’s activities will play part of the family enjoyment of the 17th century surrounds. For as little as €10 per person or […]