Welcome to
Rothe House & Garden

Open Tue to Sun 11am to 5:30pm

Welcome to
Rothe House & Garden

Open Tue to Sun 11am to 5:30pm
(last admission to museum at 5pm)

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. 

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You can now book your tickets online, walk into the reception to buy your ticket(s) or call 056-7722893.

Genealogy

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

Latest News

A Tale told in Thread and Cloth

This year, Culture Night will take place on Friday 16th September between 5pm and 11pm all over the country. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to...

Heritage Week Apple Pressing

Heritage Week is Ireland's annual celebration of our built, natural and cultural heritage. This year it takes place from the 20th to the 28th of August. There is something for everyone to enjoy; exhibitions, activities, talks, demonstrations, tours and more. Check out...

May in the Garden

With the weather turning noticeably milder you might be tempted to turn your attention to the garden, but are you at a loss for where to start or what to do?  We asked our resident gardener, Mary, for a few tips for what you should be doing in the garden for the month...

Lunchtime Yoga at Rothe House

Starting on Thursday 5th of May we will be offering a four-week course of beginners' yoga at Rothe House between 1.10pm and 1.50pm - perfect for your lunch break. You will be instructed by the wonderful Jenny Dillon who has been practicing yoga for 4 years. Jenny...

Rothe House 50th Anniversary programme.

Rothe House was first opened to the public on the 17th of April 1966. As part of our golden jubilee celebrations, we are holding a gala screening of a new documentary concerning the life of Kilkenny's own Hubert Butler. Refreshments will be served on arrival. The film...

Job Vacancy

Would you like to join our team? We are inviting applications for the role of LTI Project Coordinator and would love to hear from you. Take a look at the details here: LTI Project Coordinator Feb 2016