Schools programme

School pupils who visit us at Rothe House and Garden are guaranteed to have fun as well as learn.

Children will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating Rothe Family and life in Renaissance Kilkenny as they wander through the rooms, courtyards and gardens.

Pupils will get to dress up in costume themselves and feel what it was like to be ladies and gentlemen in Medieval and Renaissance Kilkenny.

Students meeting the plague doctor

The tour is structured to enable pupils to gather information and satisfy curiosity as we know they come to interact, not just to listen.

We can accommodate a maximum of 35 pupils per session. Each session will last 2-2.5 hours.

We provide stationery and other materials for completing worksheets – please click here to see an example of our primary school worksheet. There are bathroom facilities available. There are no refreshments provided, but there are many shops and cafes nearby, and lunch can be enjoyed in the garden.

School visits need to be booked at least one month in advance and will cost €2.50 per pupil. Please contact us at to inquire about availability.