It's all waiting for you

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City, situated at the mid point of Ireland’s Medieval Mile there is a true hidden gem: Rothe House & Garden. Once the home of wealthy merchant and politician John Rothe Fitzpiers. He built his three-house complex for his wife Rose Archer and their eleven children between 1594 and 1610. You are invited to wander and explore the amazing architecture, intriguing collect of artefacts, captivating cobbled courtyards and breath taking historical garden. It’s all waiting for you.

  • Explore the original burgage plot that runs from Parliament St. back to the original city wall. What is visible from the street only hints at the impressiveness within! Comprising of three houses with connecting courtyards before finally rising to a magnificent restored half acre garden, Rothe House & Garden truly is a hidden gem!
  • Take a self-guided tour to explore at your leisure or join a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide to uncover the full story.
  • Families are welcomed to share in the fun and offer a scavenger hunt to keep younger visitors entertained.

November – March, 6 days a week (closed Mondays), 10.00 – 17.00h
April and October, 6 days a week (closed Mondays), 10.00 – 18.00h
May – September, 7 days a week, 10.00 – 18.00h

Last admission 1 hour before closing


Admission Rates Apply

See website for details

Getting There

16 Parliament Street, Kilkenny. On Ireland’s Medieval Mile between St. Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle – just five minutes’ walk from each and right across the street from the Smithwick’s Experience.

Located between the City bus stops Parliament Street (KK1, KK2) and Market Yard (KK1, KK2, 838).

The nearest car parking facilities are Market Cross car park and Market Yard car park.

Map Location: 52.654330, -7.254717
Contact Rothe House & Garden

Parliment Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

Eircode: R95 P89C
T: +353 (0)56 7722893
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