Rothe House and Garden, Kilkenny

4.1
#2 of 8 in Museums in Kilkenny
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. Put Rothe House and Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kilkenny attractions planning website.
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  • Directly across the road from the Smithwicks Brewery this is a very enjoyable self guided tour of 3 historic houses and a garden at the end. Not a long tour but very interesting and informative. Was.....  more »
  • Rothe house is one of the only examples in the country of a whole 1600s merchant mansion. There are no end of churches, castles and tower houses, but ordinary decent capitalists have little left to...  more »
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  • This is truly unique. Amazing Tudor house restored. All the charm and character retained. Interior is so quaint and the gardens full of ideas.
  • We went early on a Sunday and had a great experience. Might not be as nice with a larger crowd but it was a good glimpse of history. The garden was really nice.
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