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Butter Slip

Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #12 of 26 Attractions in Kilkenny
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Shopping street as it was hundreds of years ago. Uneven steps so be careful, but that is part of the charm.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Where the most famous and oldest stone structure in the country you hale from was only built in the middle 19th century, one certainly appreciates ANYTHING constructed centuries earlier; this place was awesome and conjured up imaginary medieval characters going about their daily business.

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Memphis
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17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a little passage way (alley) between the pedestrian mall and Main Street. It appears to be one of the original entrances to the medieval part of the wall surrounding the original town. There is a restaurant in there called Ripleys that serves a good steak dinner.

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belfast
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

this is a nice little corridor to walk through in kilkenny and conjours images of times gone by.. but it is nothing more than a walkway between buildings that still has its old cobbled effect - you wont be taken out of the way to walk through it but its basic... however lots of pubs at cafes at the end... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I agree that at night , I would not feel safe walking up or down it, but during the day it is really beautiful and it is milling with people. Its great to be able to get from High Street down to Kieran Street , but it does need cleaning on a daily basis.

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Killarney, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's a lively place but can be a bit dirty going through the arches with last nights vomit. Wouldnt feel safe there late in the evening.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's just a slipway between two streets. Ok It's really old, but thats about it. It ain't the Spanish Steps!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

No wonder they used to sell butter in this alleyway, as it is very cool inside. We liked walking through this path.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's neat to think what this place once served as, a perfect spot to sell butter due to the coolness of this location but that's all it is. Neat to see I guess but nothing to oogle over.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Such a gem. Staff were extra friendly. A little pricey but the quality of the store is top notch. Really wanted to buy the fairy lights but were out of my price range. I'll be back! :)

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