Heritage Week at Rothe House

Heritage Week runs from 13th – 20th August. We invite you to join us at Rothe House & Garden for a free Garden Tour with Head Gardener Mary Pyke. Learn about the painstaking excavation of the former work yard and the treasures that were unearthed during the...
Weaving Workshop with Open Circle

Weaving Workshop with Open Circle

Open Circle Community Arts Collective, which was founded in 2013 and is managed and supported by Kilkenny Arts Office is a community-based, for-impact organisation whose mission is to inspire interest and maximum participation in the arts both locally and nationally...

Wreath Making Workshop

There’s nothing quite like the eye-catching sight of a seasonal wreath or centrepiece, the scent of freshly clipped greens and of course nothing enhances a table quite like a beautiful floral arrangement. If you’ve ever wondered how to make your very own, look no...
Secret Garden Music

Secret Garden Music

The Secret Garden Music during Kilkenny Arts Festival is usually one of the highlights of the festival year for Rothe House, because we can invite music and garden enthusiasts to enjoy some very special moments in our beautifully restored 17th century gardens. This...

Visits from De La Salle Kilkenny

Just before starting off into the adventure of the summer holidays, two groups of boys from the De La Salle schools visited us. Our tour guide Lady Anne greeted them and sent them on a treasure hunt around the courtyards and gardens. They discovered strange window...
Introducing the Team: Mary Pyke

Introducing the Team: Mary Pyke

Mary Pyke is the gardener at Rothe House and is in fact referred to as “Mary Gardener” sometimes, when we need to make the distinction between her and Mary Flood, our genealogist. What is your first memory of Rothe House? Don’t ask me the year, but...
Introducing The Team: Sinead Gibbons

Introducing The Team: Sinead Gibbons

Although being the youngest member amongst the permanent team, Sinead is our longest running receptionist and tour guide. What is your first memory of Rothe House? “My first memory of Rothe House was of the late Win Long, my former work colleague and much loved...
Reopening After Lockdown

Reopening After Lockdown

The long waiting time is over – on Friday June 4th 2021, Rothe House and Gardens is reopening to the public. The team and contractors have been working tirelessly the last few weeks to give Rothe House and Garden a revamp. Here are just some of the changes...

Heritage Week 2019

Preparations are on their way for a packed program for Heritage Week this year (2019). We will have guided tours of houses and gardens daily at 2:30pm. They will be €5.50 per person, children under 12 go free. No booking required. For people with a keen interest in...

Wedding Fair on Sun March 3rd 2019

  Rothe House Museum & Gardens is hosting a wedding fair on Sunday, March 3rd from 12:30 to 4:30pm. Local musicians, florists, artists, caterers and others are showing their skills and services for future wedding couples. Come and have a look to see how your...