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Conference: Early Modern Townhouses in Kilkenny

Rothe House Trust’s one-day conference on the subject of ‘Early Modern Townhouses in Kilkenny (1550-1660)’ on Saturday 2nd April 2011 was very successful.  It was held in the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle and was a fundraising event, for the Rothe House & Garden Renaissance Project.  We are very grateful to all our eminent speakers for giving […]

Christmas at Rothe House & Garden (finally!)

Having postponed our Christmas Miscellany not once, but twice, due to the extreme weather in December, it finally went ahead on Tuesday 14th December.  We were fortunate that all participants were still available. The evening was a great success, with the Sonas Chamber Choir and their young supporters providing seasonal carols and songs.  Interspersed with […]

Christmas on a Shoestring

Christmas on a Shoestring took place on  Saturday 11th December 2010. Mary Pyke, Head Gardener at Rothe House & Garden, and Rosemary Barnes demonstrated ways to create alternative Christmas trees, wreaths, table decorations and garlands. Mary had made a number of wreaths, all of which were sold on the day. Watch this space for our Easter […]

Christmas Miscellany returns to Rothe House

POSTPONED AGAIN – now taking place on Tuesday 14th December at 7.30 pm. The annual Christmas Miscellany takes place on Wednesday 1st December, with music and musings on a Christmas theme. Sonas Chamber Choir will perform, singing old winter carols to enhance the atmosphere, helped along by a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie […]

Minister opens House 3

Mary White TD, Minister for Equality, Integration and Human Rights, opened House 3, representing the completion of Phase one of the Renaissance Project, and launched Phase Two which starts in January. The Minister was given a guided tour of the House by Joe Ledwidge, Project Manager, and was very impressed at the standard of work […]

Culture Night at Rothe House & Garden

Rothe House & Garden is participating in the first ever Culture Night to be held in Kilkenny.  In partnership with Tynan Tours, Kilkenny Borough Council and St. Canice’s Cathedral, we are hosting part of a City Cultural Walk.  Pat Tynan will guide a group through the streets of Kilkenny, stopping off at City Hall to inspect […]

Children’s Art Competition – Shakespeare in the House

In conjunction with the Shakespeare in the House Festival, a children’s Art Competition has been launched, open to children of all ages.  There are three categories: 1)  Ages 4-7 yr old.  Download ‘Brendan from the Secret of Kells’, colour it in and send it back to ‘Shakespeare in the House’, Rothe House, Parliament Street, Kilkenny […]

Shakespeare in the House

June 19th and 20th will see the famed Shakespeare in the House festival, in the authentic surroundings of our 17th century courtyard.  Children from the Dreamstuff Youth Theatre in Kilkenny will perform abridged versions of Macbeth (ssssshhhhh!), Much Ado about Nothing and Taming of the Shrew in the open air.  Free performances during the afternoon.  On both […]

Work starts on the Renaissance Project

15th March saw the builders (Duggan Lynch & Co) take possession of the Third House to begin work on the Renaissance Project.  Rothe House & Garden Renaissance Project comes to life The Renaissance Project at Rothe House & Garden in Kilkenny got underway last week.  Much work has been completed to get the project to […]

Rothe House now on Google Earth

Thanks to the magic of 3D and the assistance of Tom Bialek at 3D Modeling, Rothe House can now be viewed on Google Earth. We’re working on a panoramic view from our second courtyard, so check us out but keep coming back as we update all the time.