Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny

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#2 of 9 in Parks in Kilkenny
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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  • Lovely spot. Really loved the garden. Beautiful sunny day when we visited. Well worth a visit.very interesting  more »
  • If you want to know what a Tudor manor house in Ireland was like, this is the place. The outside does not begin to suggest the size of the place. It is huge and goes on very deep back several courtyar...  more »
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  • Good spot in the centre of Kilkenny City to see what Medieval City life was like and what the most popular types of gardening and living styles where in the era for the area during the Medieval Period in Ireland
  • Interesting place and quite cheap too. Must visit it if you go to Kilkenny.
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