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Visit an important symbol of Killkenny's heritage at Rothe House and Garden, the only 17th-century merchant's house still standing in Ireland. Built between 1594 and 1610, the residence will give you a sense of Renaissance times as you wander through its three houses. The museum within hosts 2,500 original artifacts all related to Killkenny's history. Many of these are over 400 years old, and some date back to prehistoric times. Tours are self-guided, so take as much time to view the relics as you like. Afterward, stroll through the garden out back, which was recently constructed and emulates a typical 17th-century garden. If you have Killkenny roots, the Rothe House can help you trace your Irish genealogy. Put Rothe House and Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kilkenny attractions planning website.
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Rothe House and Garden reviews
My number 1 in Killkenny. Do not miss Rothe House and Gardens! History beautiful gardens and really entertaining tours by Anne are not to be missed. We popped in for quick visit and stayed too long...
My number 1 in Killkenny. Do not miss Rothe House and Gardens! History beautiful gardens and really entertaining tours by Anne are not to be missed. We popped in for quick visit and stayed too long... more »
An absolute treat from start to finish. We were greeted and made welcome by the shop assistant and on entering the house we were fortunate to be able to be guided by a talented and knowledgeable...
An absolute treat from start to finish. We were greeted and made welcome by the shop assistant and on entering the house we were fortunate to be able to be guided by a talented and knowledgeable... more »
Can't wait till it's fully restored. They're doing updates now, I'll have to go back when they're done. Garden restoration is incredible!
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rothe House. It is beautifully restored and a treasure in the heart of Kilkenny city. Our guide Anne was exceptional. She had not only an extensive knowledge about the history of the house and restoration of the gardens,but also of Kilkenny city itself. It was great to experience a historical site with a tour guide again,and Anne made it all so interesting. Even the kids got to do a scavenger hunt. Great experience all round.
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