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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  • but there was not a lot of information. The tour had a two pager as a reference and some texts here and there to read some information. The garden looked nice but it was a regular garden.  more »
  • It does not look like much but there is much to see in the three houses and in the garden that has lived an intriguing human in the house a person who has meant much to Kilkenny it should be see
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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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