Educational Visits

School pupils who visit us at Rothe House and Garden are guaranteed to have fun as well as learn.


1.5 Hours

Group Size:

10-35 Per Group


Pre-Booking Needed

Suitable for:

1st – 6th Class

Admission Costs:

€2.50 per pupil 

Session Highlights

Fun and Educational
Primary School Programme

A visit to Rothe House & Garden is guaranteed to be both fun and educational. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating lives of the Rothe family and what life was like in 16th century Kilkenny as they are guided through the rooms, courtyards and garden. Hands on fun, dressing up in medieval costumes themselves and pretending they were the lords and ladies of the time. The programme is structured to enable children to ask questions and satisfy their curiosity as we know they come to interact, not just to sit
and listen! 

Guidelines for Enjoying
Rothe House & Garden

Groups of up to 35 pupils are welcome to explore Rothe House & Garden during each session, lasting between 1.5 to 2 hours. Following the tour, groups are encouraged to enjoy their packed lunches in the tranquil garden setting. Teachers are kindly reminded to supervise their students at all times, respecting the heritage status of the site. Activities such as picking flowers or climbing trees are strictly prohibited. We ask that all rubbish is responsibly disposed of after lunch.

Rothe House & Garden 

Contact us to enquire about availability for your primary school class today.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • What educational experiences are offered for primary schools at Rothe House?

    We offer interactive guided tours tailored to primary school students, focusing on local history, heritage, and culture.

  • How long does a typical visit for primary school groups last?

    A typical visit lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours, providing ample time for exploration and learning.

  • Can primary school groups bring their own lunches to enjoy at Rothe House?

    Yes, primary school groups are welcome to bring packed lunches to enjoy in our garden area after their visit.

  • What topics or themes are covered during the educational sessions?

    Our educational sessions cover various themes including the history of the Rothe family, the restoration journey of the mansion, and aspects of daily life in historical Ireland.

  • Are there any specific guidelines or rules for primary school visits?

    Yes, teachers are asked to supervise students at all times, refrain from picking flowers or climbing trees, and ensure all rubbish is properly disposed of after lunch.

  • Is there a maximum number of students allowed per primary school group?

    Yes, we can accommodate a maximum of 35 pupils per session to ensure an optimal learning experience for all students.


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