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Changes to Entry to the Rothe Family Garden

From Monday 12th January, entry to the Rothe Family Garden has been altered, and is now through the House on Parliament Street. The gates at New Building Lane have been closed. ‘It was always intended that access to the House and Garden would be integrated and that the Garden would be entered in the same […]

Rothe House Trust receives €1.9 million for House Re-presentation Project

On the 8th December, Martin Cullen TD, Minister of Arts, Sports and Tourism formally announced the allocation of almost €11.2 million in Development Grants for six of the country’s main visitor attractions in counties Cork, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Roscommon, as part of Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Investment Programme.  According to the Minister, “the projects for […]

Christmas Miscellany at Rothe House

The Christmas Miscellany at Rothe House took place on Wednesday 3rd December last and was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The house was packed, standing room only, and the music and contributions were very well received. The Sonas Chamber Choir and friends sang a lovely collection of old winter and Christmas songs and led the entire audience […]

Rothe Family Garden wins major Tidy Towns Award!

On 8th September, it was announced at the Tidy Towns Competition Awards Ceremony that the Rothe Family Garden in Kilkenny has won both the Regional and National Landscape Awards for 2008.    “The TidyTowns Landscape Award is a special competition sponsored by The Tree Council of Ireland to recognise the role of appropriate landscaping in Irish towns, villages and […]

Peter Brennan, ANCA, Pioneer Potter in Kilkenny

An exciting new exhibition showcasing the life and work of renowned potter Peter Brennan during his time in Kilkenny from 1941 to 1962 opened in Rothe House,  on Friday 5th September 2008. Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission fee to the House & Garden. Encouraged by local historian Michael O’Dwyer, the Kilkenny Archaeological Society at […]

Sponsor a Tree in the Rothe Garden!

Rothe House Trust launched a new Fundraising Campaign just before Christmas 2008, to help with the cost of the Garden Restoration project. You can choose one of the following items to sponsor and in return we will assign a plaque to the item to commemorate you, or someone else of your choosing. Benches:Handmade wooden benches […]

We buried our time capsule!

Time Capsule We had a great day last Saturday, 6th October, when we buried our time capsule in the garden at Rothe House.  Mayor Marie Fitzpatrick attended, and the occasion was presided over by Dr. Maire Downey, President of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society.  The time capsule was actually a beer keg given by Diageo Brewery of Parliament Street. It was made airtight, and pressure […]

Nearing the end of the Garden Restoration Project

Mid- March, and we’re on target and on budget with the Rothe House Garden Restoration Project. The Main Contractors, Tallis & Company, have finished building new walls to plug the gaps between the existing walls.  Mech & Elec service ducts have been laid, and the contractors have laid the topsoil. The layout of the garden paths and beds is completed […]

Update on Rothe House Garden

For those of you who aren’t aware, Rothe House is in the process of reconstructing the 17th century garden laid out by John Rothe, builder of the house itself. The garden stretched from the back of the third house all the way to the City Walls, and was in three parts: a vegetable garden, a […]