Start your family history journey at Rothe House 

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Have you ever wondered about your ancestors? 

Where they lived, who they loved, and the stories that shaped your family legacy? Rothe House is the leading genealogy research centre for Kilkenny city and county and could hold the key to unlocking your past. With access to over 200,000 family history records, we offer an unparalleled resource to discover your Kilkenny heritage. Whether you’re just beginning your search or eager to delve deeper, our extensive archives provide the perfect starting point. 

Discover Heritage

The desire to connect with our past is stronger than ever. Let our expert genealogist guide you on this meaningful exploration and discover the stories waiting to be unearthed. 

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Expert Genealogist

Contact Mary by email for consultation

Email Mary below and provide her with the key information (names, dates, etc) and the information you are looking for.

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Record availability and cost information

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.

Advance payment via PayPal required

Fees must be paid via PayPal in advance.

Book in-person appointment with Mary

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.

Our Genealogical Service

Research Services

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

Email Queries

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

In-Person Meetings

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

Please accept these belated but heartfelt thanks for your efforts regarding our family. You really went the extra mile with your research and reaching out to the local priest and meeting us at the churchyard. I will be forever grateful. 

Micheal, july 2023 

Consultation Payment

Online Payment for Genealogy Search Services

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.

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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?!

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