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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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Kilkenny, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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ireland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I can't say its 'must see' or 'just go there'. Its very easy to get to and you can pass through it going from the main st onto one of the side streets. Its very narrow and probably hasn't changed in years.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Wow, can understand the history behind this tiny walkthrough. So narrow and chilly any wonder they sold butter here lol

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

To be honest, it's just a laneway with a few sets of steps between 2 streets constructed hundreds of years ago. You can see every detail in ,3 minutes flat. Of more interest is the "Sports Shop" directly under the archway, now this is a unique shop with 3 floors of equestrian, angling, outdoor and camping equip and a very... More

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Dallas, Texas
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53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is pretty cool if you've never seen the like before. Kind of an alley between streets for people only.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Every time I visit Kilkenny I have to walk through. I'm walking through history that is still relevant. A moment to dream of past times

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

There are some lovely shops and the place is very well presented and maintained. Nice place to shop!

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