Genealogy Service | Kilkenny Tourism

Genealogy Service


Rothe House & Gardens,
Parliament Street,

Telephone: +353 56 7722893


Genealogy Service at Rothe House Kilkenny

With over 200,000 family history parish and civil records, Rothe House is the genealogical research centre in Kilkenny city and county. For those with Kilkenny ancestry, this is the place to start your search, or even add to your existing knowledge.

It’s simple to use

  • To begin with, email in as much detail as you can, your request to
  • Our professional genealogist, Mary Flood, will contact you by email to advise if there are records available to help you in your search, and the cost of this.
  • You can then pay using our secure PayPal system.
  • The record(s) will then be forwarded to you.

The fee to search for and provide a single record is €50.  For an assessment of all records available by our genealogist, there is a fee of €100.  Your query will be dealt with as quickly as possible, but this could take up to four weeks.

If you would like to undertake research yourself, then you can log onto where Kilkenny’s records, together with a further almost 20 million records nationwide, are available online.

You can also meet with Mary, who is available on  Tuesdays by prior appointment only.  Please email when you know when you will be visiting Kilkenny and she’ll be happy to meet with you to help you progress with your family history research.