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Step back in time and explore Rothe House & Garden – Ireland’s finest example of a 16th-century merchant townhouse. Wander through the beautifully restored Tudor-style houses and cobbled courtyards, before stepping into the garden – an authentic recreation of the Rothe family garden and a peaceful oasis amidst the bustling streets of Kilkenny. Take the acclaimed guided tour or enjoy a leisurely self-guided visit.

  • 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.

Open Year Round

November – March
6 days a week (closed Mondays)
10.00 – 18.00
Last admission at 16.00

April and October
6 days a week (closed Mondays)
10.00 – 18.00
Last admission at 17.00

May – September
7 days a week
10.00 – 18.00
Last admission at 17.00


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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