We’ve been digging in the third courtyard now for over a week, as we prepare to construct a new kitchen in that area. A local firm, Kilkenny Archaeology, has been in during the cold and rain but it’s all proving worth it.Â Late last week, they uncovered a 17th century wall going from north west […]
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Rothe House & Garden remained open through the bad weather.Â Our intrepid staff made their way into work each day to open up. The garden was beautiful on Monday 7th January, before anyone ventured out in it.
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On Tuesday 27th October, at 5 pm, Rothe House Trust Limited and the Kilkenny Archaeological Society launched the final phase of their Conservation Plan for Rothe House on Parliament Street in Kilkenny city. The Renaissance phase of the Conservation Plan will now commence in November 2009, and the project is being supported by the NDP […]
On August 16th, HE Mr. David Reddaway, British Ambassador to Ireland, visited Rothe House & Garden and planted a tree to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the granting of the City Charter to Kilkenny.Â It was the last day of the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the House and Garden was very busy.Â Mr. Reddaway was […]
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â There was a full house for the Rothe House & Garden Christmas Miscellany on Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30 pm.Â Â The audience enjoyedÂ a glass of mulled wine byÂ the roaring log fire, andÂ heardÂ the Sonas Choir perform.Â The music wasinterspersed with readings and musings, which included Kerry Hardie, Mark Roper, Sean Keane, Edwina Grace and Mary Byrne, […]
Two days of Shakespeare took place in the authentic surroundings of an early 17th century mansion and garden earlier this year in June.Â Rothe House was built as Shakespeare was writing his plays in London! Abridged versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and A Comedy of Errors were performed in the Second […]
Every Thursday evening, from 25th June to 27th August, visitors to Kilkenny had an opportunity to take a guided tour of Rothe House & Garden in the company of John Rothe Fitzpiers, and his wife Rose Archer, who built Rothe House between 1594 and 1610.Â They were takenÂ on a journey through the 400 year old story […]
1907 GreatÂ Exhibition in Herbert Park, DublinÂ In 1907, a Great Exhibition was held in Dublin.Â It was centered on Herbert Park in Donnybrook, which was in fact created particularly for this event.Â It was a huge exhibition, and over 2.5 million people saw it during the four months it was in place.Â The Chairman of […]
Global Lunch Box returns The Global Lunch box is a series of lunch time talks and workshops exploring the global issues of peak oil, climate change and economic uncertainty with a focus on how these challanges can be met through local positive solutions. Fridays, Rothe House, High St., 1pm, Ð„5 (price includes entry to gardens), […]
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A visit to Rothe House is high on the list of things to do in the Marble City. Built between 1594 and 1610 this was the home of the renowned merchant, landowner and Mayor of Kilkenny City, John Rothe Fitz Piers, his wife Rose Archer, and their twelve children.
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