Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny

(3.7/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Great self guided tour covering centuries of life in Kilkenny. A wonderful garden too. It is centrally located and convenient to all other historic attractions.  more »
  • The gardens behind Rothe House are so lovely- they even have their own ducks- a must visit! The tour is self guided.  more »
  • Rothe House is a fascinating building, made up of three houses linked by corridors. While the interior isn't laid out as a home (i.e. with the rooms furnished in a uniform style), the building itself ...  more »
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  • Lovely building and gardens. Something to see in town centre
  • Nothing eventful, but something quick to do/see.
  • Historically intriguing
  • Magical place. 16th century Irish merchants house and walled garden
  • Interesting, Nice.
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