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"Kilkenny’s Hidden Gem"
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Built between 1594 and 1610, Rothe House is a unique townhouse and was the residence of the famous merchant, landowner, and Mayor of Kilkenny City, John Rothe Fitz Piers. It consists of three classic houses, one behind the other, with three enclosed courtyards and a large garden at the back. Presently, it is owned by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society and houses a great collection of artifacts related to the city and the county.


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Rothe House

Rothe House, is a late 16th century merchant's townhouse complex located in the city of Kilkenny. The complex was built by John Rothe Fitz-Piers between 1594–1610 and is made up of three houses, three enclosed courtyards, and a large reconstructed garden with orchard.

Rothe House is the only remaining example of it's type in Ireland, and considered to be nationally significant because of the range of original post-medieval features which survive. The property, an important element of Kilkenny's heritage, is owned by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society and houses some of the society's collection of artefacts relating to Kilkenny City, County and Ireland.

The garden to the rear of the house has been reconstructed to reflect a typical 17th-century garden. The burgage plot on which Rothe House was built survives intact - one of a few in such an unaltered state. Kilkenny's medieval city wall forms part of the curtilage of the Rothe House complex.



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