Welcome to Rothe House & Garden

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Welcome to Rothe House & Garde

Open Tuesday – Sunday

10.00 – 18.00

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 restored walled 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

Local History Group Meeting in Rothe House

LOCAL HISTORY GROUP The local history group meet once a month, usually the second Tuesday of the month in Rothe House. The main aim and reason for the group is to research and present items of local history. After a member has researched an item, he/she will read...

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...