Its almost that time of year again when Kilkenny city and county comes alive with all the color an sounds that is the Kilkenny Arts Festival!  Taking place between the 8 to 17th August it promises to offer activities and interest for all ages and ranges of interest and here at Rothe House & Garden we have a great line up to offer!

From poetry readings, to classical music performed in our beautiful garden and the fun of children’s workshops to antique book sales for the connoisseur of the fine classics; we’ll cater for all your artistic needs.  See the listings below and dont forget to mark them down in your diary!! 

August 8th to 17th
Ailbie O’Donoghue will have antique books on sale throughout arts week on the ground floor of house two.  Available to purchase from 10am to 5.30pm daily (Sundays approx 12 to 5.30pm)

August 9th

Poetry readings by Eiléan Ní  Chuilleaná in, Conor O’Callaghan & Peter Sirr – 3.30pm

Sunday 10th

Secret Garden Music – 4pm

Much Ado Directors Talk – 5pm

Tuesday 12th

Secret Garden Music – 4pm

Thursday 14th 

Children’s Workshop – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Secret Garden Music – 4pm

Laghdú – 6pm

Friday 15th

Children’s Workshop – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Saturday 16th

Secret Garden Music – 4pm

For further information on these events, admission charges, duration etc, you can pick up an event booklet from a number of venues around Kilkenny City including Rothe House & Garden.  Or, alternatively you can check out the website for Kilkenny Arts Festival at

Make sure you get out and enjoy these events! We look forward to seeing you.