Welcome to Rothe House & Garden

Open Mon to Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm

Welcome to Rothe House & Garden

Open 7 Days a Week 10:00am to 6:00pm

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City and situated at the mid point of the Medieval Mile is one of Ireland’s true hidden gems:
Rothe House & Garden.

The property on a burgage plot is the only one of its type open to the public in Ireland. It was once the home of wealthy merchant and politician John Rothe Fitzpiers. He built the three-house complex for his wife Rose Archer and their eleven children between 1594 and 1610.

You are invited to wander and explore at your leisure; view the magnificent architecture, step through cobbled courtyards and take in the relaxed atmosphere of our extensive garden. It’s all waiting for you. 

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON SITE

GENEALOGY

Plan ahead

You can buy your tickets at reception. For group bookings, email visitorexperience@rothehouse.com or call 056-7722893.

Genealogy

Discover your family’s history and research your ancestors with the help of our experienced genealogist.

Latest News

Nearing the end of the Garden Restoration Project

Mid- March, and we're on target and on budget with the Rothe House Garden Restoration Project. The Main Contractors, Tallis & Company, have finished building new walls to plug the gaps between the existing walls.  Mech & Elec service ducts have been laid,...

Update on Rothe House Garden

For those of you who aren't aware, Rothe House is in the process of reconstructing the 17th century garden laid out by John Rothe, builder of the house itself. The garden stretched from the back of the third house all the way to the City Walls, and was in three parts:...