A new bar experience
Rosehill House where our bar resides has been a part of Kilkenny’s history and heritage since 1831. Built originally as a family home by the famous architect and artist William Robertson.
Our bar has been completely redeveloped. Rosehill Bar 1831 boasts all new bespoke furniture, stunning signature wallpaper and locally sourced hand crafted light fittings which finishes the new decor to an exceptional standard. Rosehill 1831 bar offers a luxurious yet cosy atmosphere where you can relax with the finest locally sourced cuisine. Enjoy live music every weekend, while sipping on one of the many drinks from our extensive drinks list.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Rosehill Bar, a part of Kilkenny City’s heritage since 1831…
The Story of Rosehill 1831
Rosehill House has been a part of Kilkenny’s history and heritage since 1831. Built originally as a family home by the famous architect and artist William Robertson. Robertson throughout his lifetime was responsible for restoring many of Kilkenny’s most prestigious buildings. He was involved in the restoration of the Courthouse, the Gaol and Kilkenny Castle. He is credited with designing and overseeing the construction of some of Kilkenny’s finest homes including Jenkinstown and Orchardton. Many of Robertson’s sketches and drawings are preserved in The Royal Society of Antiquaries in Dublin.
William Robertson and his family moved into Rosehill House in 1831, the renowned architect would remain here for the rest of his life. He died in 1850 and is buried at St. Mary’s Graveyard in Kilkenny City. The Kilkenny Moderator newspaper obituary described Robertson at the time as “a generous friend, a most liberal employer and an accomplished artist”.