Family fever at Rothe House

Saturday marks another annual event at Rothe House and Garden as they host their annual garden party from 3 to 5pm. Wine and strawberries, storytelling in the garden and good old fashioned arts and crafts will play part of the family enjoyment of the 17th century surrounds.

Saturday marks another annual event at Rothe House and Garden as they host their annual garden party from 3 to 5pm. Wine and strawberries, storytelling in the garden and good old fashioned arts and crafts will play part of the family enjoyment of the 17th century surrounds.

To complement the storytelling there will be a special guest appearance from Vicky Comerford’s ‘Little People’. For as little as €10 per person or €20 family ticket come along and enjoy a fun filled summer’s day, there is surely something for one and all at this year’s garden party.

Green fingered or merely a garden lover there is an opportunity to have a piece of Rothe House Garden in your very own abode. Some wonderful bargains can be had from our selection of period dated plants and herbs that will be on offer on the day. Assistant gardener Alan Murphy will be hand to help with all your questions.

Throughout July and August, Rothe House and Garden will be transformed to showcase some of the highlights for both the ‘Arts Festival’ and ‘Heritage Week’. Incorporated into the festivities is a two day children’s workshop taking place on the 16th and 17th of August, for children between the ages of 4-12, for the value for money sum of €14.00 per child for both days, from 10:30-12:30 each day. Children have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some hands on arts and crafts whilst making new friends. The best thing yet, once exhausted from all the creativities they get to take home with them all their new little treasures!

Dressing up in the garden, sword fighting and the ‘Titanic’ Michael Moylan from ‘Irish History Live’ will be on hand to entertain young and old alike. The audience becomes the entertainment. Re-enactments to remind us of our history, become engrossed in all the action of the period on August 11th and 25th. Four shows will be held daily, early booking is essential to avoid any disappointment.

Rothe House and Garden is the Kilkenny Family History research centre for genealogy. Genealogy today is more significant than ever before, as history repeats itself with more and more young people setting off for work abroad. 2013 will see the year for genealogy tourism soar. It is now the perfect time to begin the journey of tracing your ancestors. Those wishing to trace their Kilkenny City or County ancestors, can come along to MacDonagh Station on August 25th for an opportunity to meet with Mary Flood head of genealogy at Rothe House. A rare but fantastic opportunity to gain free searches to www.rootsireland.ie

For more information on the Rothe House & Garden calendar of events, why not log onto www.rothehouse.com or contact Rothe House & Garden directly on (056) 7722893 or e-mail info@rothehouse.com There is bound to be something for everyone to get involved in.