Entries by roisin

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.

Great new finds in our archaeological dig

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.  Late last week, they uncovered a 17th century wall going from north west […]

Rothe House & Garden launches its Renaissance Project

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 […]

British Ambassador visits Rothe House & Garden

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.  It was the last day of the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the House and Garden was very busy.  Mr. Reddaway was […]

A Christmas Miscellany – 2nd December

                There was a full house for the Rothe House & Garden Christmas Miscellany on Wednesday 2nd December at 7.30 pm.  The audience enjoyed a glass of mulled wine by the roaring log fire, and heard the Sonas Choir perform.  The music wasinterspersed with readings and musings, which included Kerry Hardie, Mark Roper, Sean Keane, Edwina Grace and Mary Byrne, […]

Shakespeare in the House – 27th & 28th June

Two days of Shakespeare took place in the authentic surroundings of an early 17th century mansion and garden earlier this year in June. 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 […]

Meet the Rothes!

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. They were taken on a journey through the 400 year old story […]