Rothe HOuse & Garden

Asked Questions



  • Is Rothe House wheelchair accessible?

    Our courtyards and gardens are wheelchair accessible.

    The historic cobblestones in the courtyards and many staircases within the houses could be challenging. Please call us in advance on 056-7722893 to make arrangements.

  • Can I purchase tickets online?

    Yes, tickets can be purchased online through the official Rothe House website.

  • Are there any discounts available?

    Discounts are available for children, students, seniors, and group bookings.

  • What are the nearby parking options?

    Several parking options are available nearby, including public car parks within walking distance.

  • Can I take photographs inside?

    Photography is allowed in certain areas, but flash photography and tripods are generally prohibited.

  • Is there a gift shop on site?

    Yes, there is a gift shop offering a range of souvenirs, books, and local crafts.

  • Are pets allowed inside?

    Pets are not allowed inside Rothe House, with the exception of service animals.

  • What special events are held throughout the year?

    Rothe House hosts various events throughout the year, including historical reenactments, workshops, and seasonal celebrations. Check the website for upcoming events.

  • Are there any dining options at Rothe House?

    While there are no dining options on site, numerous cafes and restaurants are located nearby on Parliament Street.

  • What are the opening hours?

    Rothe House is open Monday to Sunday, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • How much is admission?

    Admission prices vary, with discounts for children, students, and seniors. Check the website for current rates.

  • Are there guided tours available?

    Yes, guided tours are available and provide in-depth information about the history and significance of Rothe House.


  • What are the top attractions to visit in Kilkenny?

    Kilkenny offers a variety of attractions including St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower, the Smithwick’s Experience, the Medieval Mile Museum, Butler Gallery, Shenanigans – the Kilkenny City Walk, and Kilkenny Boat Trips. Each of these sites provides a unique insight into the city’s rich history and vibrant culture.

  • Where can I find information to plan my visit to Kilkenny?

    You can find comprehensive information for planning your visit on the Visit Kilkenny website. It includes details on attractions, events, dining options, and accommodation.

  • What are some recommended places to eat in Kilkenny?

    Kilkenny is famous for its diverse foodie scene. For the latest hotspots and food events, check out Taste Kilkenny. The city is home to many award-winning eateries that cater to a variety of tastes.

  • Are there any outdoor activities in Kilkenny?

    Yes, Kilkenny is home to beautiful parks, woodlands, and outdoor walking trails suitable for all fitness levels. You can plan your next outdoor adventure on the Trail Kilkenny website, which provides detailed information on various trails.

  • What accommodation options are available in Kilkenny?

    Kilkenny offers a range of accommodations to suit different preferences and budgets, including the Ormonde Hotel, Pembroke Hotel, Newpark Hotel, Mount Juliet, and Newlands Lodge B&B. More details and booking options can be found on their respective websites.

  • Are there any special events or festivals in Kilkenny?

    Kilkenny hosts world-renowned festivals throughout the year, including arts, music, and food festivals. For up-to-date information on upcoming events, visit Visit Kilkenny to see what’s happening during your stay.


  • 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.


  • What types of events can be hosted at Rothe House?

    Rothe House is ideal for a variety of events, including wedding ceremonies, musical performances, artistic productions, gala dinners, drinks receptions, corporate meetings, workshops, and lectures.

  • How do I book Rothe House for an event?

    To book Rothe House, please contact our event coordinator via email or phone. We recommend booking well in advance to secure your desired date and to discuss your specific needs.

  • Is catering available for events at Rothe House?

    While Rothe House does not provide in-house catering, we are happy to recommend trusted local catering partners with whom we have previously worked to ensure a seamless dining experience for your event.

  • Can I customise the event space to fit my theme?

    Yes, we work closely with clients to tailor the event space according to their unique requirements. Whether it’s décor, seating arrangements, or technical setups, we strive to accommodate your vision for a bespoke event.

  • Are there any restrictions or guidelines for using the venue?

    Given the historical significance of Rothe House, we have certain guidelines to protect its integrity. These include restrictions on decorations that might damage the property and adherence to capacity limits. Specific guidelines will be provided during the planning process.

  • What is included in the rental fee for Rothe House?

    The rental fee includes access to the selected spaces within Rothe House and its gardens, basic furniture setup, and coordination assistance from our event staff. Additional services, such as catering and special equipment, may incur extra charges.

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