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. 



Plan ahead

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


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

Latest News

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

Regina Sexton: Renaissance Food & Drink at Rothe House

Regina Sexton is a food historian, food writer, broadcaster and cook. She has been researching and publishing on the subject of Irish food and culinary history since 1993. Her research interests include food and identity, food and tradition and food in the Irish...

Positive Living Workshops with Breda Gardner.

      Positive Living Talks Breda Gardner will be running her latest series of positive living talks inspired by and based on the wonderful teachings of Dr Wayne Dyer.  Each workshop will include a handout and some gentle exercise to music, plus a brief...

Kilkenny FREE Day 2015

On Saturday, October 10th, Rothe House & Garden will be participating in Kilkenny Free Day with two FREE guided tours through the late Tudor period town house and garden at 1pm and 3pm. The tours will finish up in the garden where costumed guides will give an...

Children’s Summer Camps in Rothe House & Garden!

  From the 20th to 24th of July and the 17th to 21st August we'll be holding two fun and activity filled children's summer camps! Owing to the success of our children's workshops we figured we'd create a longer, more enjoyable experience for the little ones this...

Rothe House Garden Day – 13th June 2015

  Join us on Saturday June 13th between 10am and 6pm for the annual plant sale and garden day.  Throughout the day will be a large range of plants for sale, all of which have been propagated, tended to and grown by our very own gardener using seeds and cuttings...