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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
Our visit was greatly enhanced by our guide Sean whose enthusiasm brought history to life. 3 houses preserved by a voluntary group that help present a snapshot of life in Kilkenny and Ireland. We...
Our visit was greatly enhanced by our guide Sean whose enthusiasm brought history to life. 3 houses preserved by a voluntary group that help present a snapshot of life in Kilkenny and Ireland. We... more »
Don’t miss the Rothe Houses and gardens while in Kilkenny. There are three houses dating back to the 17th century and an incredible fully working garden located up above the houses. You can tour...
Don’t miss the Rothe Houses and gardens while in Kilkenny. There are three houses dating back to the 17th century and an incredible fully working garden located up above the houses. You can tour... more »
Beautiful place to visit while in the Medieval City of Kilkenny. A historic monument with great gardens. "Rothe House is a unique Tudor merchant’s townhouse, built between 1594 and 1610. The property comprises three houses, three enclosed courtyards and a large garden to the rear." "It is the only remaining example of a complete burgage plot in Ireland, and considered to be nationally significant because of the range of original post-medieval features that survive."
Rothe House and its garden is actually quite nice. However, giving only 2 points as a) the guided tour was not available (okay, due to staff shortage), the entry fee was still €7.50 per person which is imo really a rip off for what can be seen here. And b) it seems like we could have visited the garden for free (another side entrance) for a donation. And the garden was the nicest part of the tour.
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