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Rothe House and Garden

Rothe House & Gardens Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
+353 56 772 2893
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Great local museum

Home of the Kilkenny archaeological society it has a lovely garden at the back which you reach... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael M
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Kilkenny, Ireland
Corporate Event - Excellent Venue

Recently had the pleasure of bringing my team and colleagues from around the world to Kilkenny for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A magnificent 17th century Irish merchant's townhouse & garden in the centre of Kilkenny city, open as a museum, garden, genealogy centre, book and gift shop. We open throughout the year: seven days a week in summer, six in winter. Paying visitors supports the ongoing maintenance works at Rothe House and Gardens.
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Rothe House & Gardens Parliament Street, Kilkenny R95 P89C, Ireland
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+353 56 772 2893
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Home of the Kilkenny archaeological society it has a lovely garden at the back which you reach through a series of medieval courtyards. Museum of local newspapers here too, very interesting.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had the pleasure of bringing my team and colleagues from around the world to Kilkenny for a 3 day meeting at Rothe House. We had a fantastic experience. I would highly recommend Rothe House for your next corporate offsite!

Thank Colin D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Kilkenny tired and a little overwhelmed. We picked one site to see before continuing to Cashel. The Rothe Garden was well worth the visit. While we didn't fully explore the house, the information on the restoration of the garden, when had been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

House very interesting and we were able to tour it ourselves in a leisurely way with the aid of an information sheet they handed us at the desk. We had the place practically to ourselves which made it wonderful to ponder and view the rooms...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stop here on a whim. Very reasonably priced, and it's self-guided so we could go along at our own pace. It was absolutely lovely to stop and read about all of the details to do with the structure, how the residents lived, and...More

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Dear Brea Thank you for your lovely review of Rothe House, Museum and Garden, we are always happy to hear how our visitors enjoyed their experience and its wonderful to hear that your children also enjoyed it. We are working hard to have some of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a fabulous walking tour of Kilkenny and our guide highly recommended a visit to the Rothe House and Gardens. It is a well preserved home with great architecture and historical records. They've also recreated what the family gardens would have looked like which...More

Thank Kathleen G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently participated in some project meetings at this location and what a treat. The facility has such rich history and very knowledgeable and accommodating Staff. The facility is beautiful and functional and can't say enough about the dedicated staff.

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Kilkenny, the Rothe House is a must! It won't take very long but the history (told in pictures) is very interesting and the new gardens are beautiful.

Thank GM-FLA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely worth the time and entry fee. Houses have been lovingly restored, but the back gardens are amazing. I've never seen a raised garden in a medieval city. It truly is a little escape within the city.

Thank LisaMore720
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing time capsule from a different period. Great features - the King post roof, and restored garden.

Thank R F
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Allow 1-2 hours, that should be sufficient, but if you are on a whirlwind tour like a lot of Americans who come here, see the castle first, enjoy the touristy shopping mall opposite the castle, the high street and the... More
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