Welcome to
Rothe House & Garden

Open Tue to Sat 10am to 5:30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 11am to 5:30pm

Welcome to
Rothe House & Garden

Open Mon to Sat 10am to 5:30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays 11am to 5:30pm

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City and situated at the mid point of the Medieval Mile is one of Irelands 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. 



Plan ahead

Our online booking services are offline at the moment. Please just walk into the reception to buy your ticket(s) or call 056-7722893.


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Latest News

New Kilkenny Tourism Visitor Guide

Looking for a handy guide of things to see, do and experience in Kilkenny?  Whether you're a native or just visiting this fantastic county, you'll need to pick up the latest version of the Kilkenny Tourism Visitor Guide.  A printed version is available from County...

Rothe House & Garden Annual Plant Sale – 2017

  Rothe House & Garden would once again like to invite you to our hugely popular annual plant sale which takes place on Saturday May 27th from 10.30am to 5pm. Be our guest on the day and avail of free admission to the garden for a wander through our...

Rothe House and Garden closed on Wednesday March 29th

In order to facilitate a private event, we will be closed to the public on Wednesday March 29th. Not to worry, however, as we will reopen as per normal on Thursday March 30th at 10.30am. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We’re Hiring!

LTI Project Coordinator – contract to May 2017 Coordinator in the Level 4 Tourism & Visitor Care programme administered by Rothe House Trust Ltd, Parliament St., Kilkenny and funded by Carlow Kilkenny ETB Job Title: LTI Project Coordinator, Full time Reporting...

Rothe House & Garden to appear on RTE’s ‘Magical Sites’

A second series of ‘Magical Sites’ about Irish archaeology for children begins on RTÉjr on October 30th 2016. This RTÉ-produced series will introduce Ireland’s National Monuments to the youngest viewers, those aged under 7, and their co-viewers.   The ist the...

Yulefest Kilkenny Christmas Market

Calling all Christmas Elves! As you may know, Kilkenny County Council are supporting a county-wide Christmas Festival in 2016 titled “Yulefest Kilkenny”. “By developing a Christmas Festive Celebration, we want to create a new, entertaining, exciting and uplifting...