With over 200,000 family history parish and civil records, Rothe House is the genealogical research centre for Kilkenny city and county. For those with Kilkenny ancestry, this is the place to start your search or add to your existing knowledge.

Our professional genealogist, Mary Flood is an expert in family history and can assist you with your search.

  • Email Mary at providing her with the key information (names, dates, etc) and the information you are looking for.
  • Mary will be in touch via email and let you know if there are any records available and advise on the cost of supplying such records.
  • Fees must be paid via PayPal in advance.


If you are visiting Kilkenny you may like to book an appointment with Mary. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and must be made at least two weeks in advance.



Please note:

Genealogical research is a fee-paying service. Fees depend on the breadth of information available and the detail requested.

Email queries are dealt with as quickly as possible, please allow up to four weeks for records to be researched.

Every effort will be made to accommodate in-person meetings with the genealogist on your preferred date. Where this is not possible, your search may still be carried out via email.

We appreciate your understanding on these matters.




Irish Family History Foundation

Rothe House is part of the Irish Family History Foundation and their website offers a unique database of over 23 million Irish records. For a small subscription fee at, you can undertake your own research into your family history. Who knows what you might find?!


Pay your Genealogy Search Online

If you have been advised by a member of staff to pay online, or you would like to order a genealogical search online, please choose from a full search or initial search. You will be directed to PayPal to complete your payment to Rothe House. Please use PayPal’s instruction form to outline the requirements for your search. If in doubt, please contact us at Rothe House.