Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny
(3.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Rothe House and Garden part of your personalized Kilkenny itinerary using our Kilkenny vacation planner.
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  • This is part of the "Medieval Mile" walk, and we'll worth the small admission fee (I think it was 4 euros) for a self-guided tour. The houses are neat, and have good history), and the courtyards are b...  more »
  • My wife is an archivist and recommended To the to visit on our short stay. Lovely place with friendly staff. 
  • We visited Rothe House and found it a very interesting experience but we felt that there was so much more that could have been done to improve and add to this experience. There has been a great effort...  more »