Parliament Street, Kilkenny. On Ireland’s Medieval Mile between St. Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle – just five minutes’ walk from each and right across the street from the Smithwick’s Experience.

We’re located between the City bus stops Parliament Street (KK1, KK2) and Market Yard (KK1, KK2, 838).

The nearest car parking facilities are Market Cross Car Park and Dunnes Car Park (see map).

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How much?

Tour of houses, courtyards and garden (approx. 45 mins)

Adult €7.50
Concession €6.50 (OAP and ESOL students/RHS, active retirement, ICA, second level over 16 y/o etc.) ESOL and student tutors in company of their paying students go free!
Children under 16 go free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Members of Kilkenny Archaeological Society can visit the houses and garden for free. Follow this link to join.

For group visits (language schools, primary & secondary schools, visitors from abroad) please contact reception@rothehouse.com.

At the moment, we can only offer outdoor guided tours due to COVID19 restrictions. They are on at 10:30, 12:00, 14:30 and 16:00. You are free to explore the indoor areas by yourself afterwards.

What to expect?

Explore our three houses with their three courtyards and the 0.5ac garden in the back. We offer a self-guided tour with a detailed guide sheet, expect to spend between 30 and 45 minutes on the tour.


Our courtyards and gardens are disability friendly, i.e. the garden is wheelchair accessible via a lift, but the historic cobblestones in the courtyard and many staircases within the houses could be challenging. Please call us in advance on 056-7722893 to make arrangements.
There are braille panels on the garden walls.