Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 280+ 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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  • We were among only a handful of visitors on a September Monday, which let us spend as much quiet time as we wanted. This is a surprisingly substantial house for a "merchant" from the early 1600s--he m...  read more »
  • A group of 26 of us visited Rothe House and Garden, we had a very knowledgeable guide who brought us around giving us the history of the Rothe family. The garden was very big considering that it is in...  read more »
  • Not a spectacular or grand place but a very strong presentation of life during that era. A well set up and organized view of a merchants work and family life. Well worth it. 
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