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Address: Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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A step into the past

A step into the past - a part of the other great memories - Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House. The Butter Slip is active, with shops and cafes and is buzzing with people using it as a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A step into the past - a part of the other great memories - Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House. The Butter Slip is active, with shops and cafes and is buzzing with people using it as a short cut . Nonetheless it is a delight to walk back in time.

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a little street that has a great restaurant on it. Otherwise, it's not much. It's easy to find and why not?

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Manchester, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's only short, so you're through it before you know, but it is very quaint with a few shops in there too. Worth walking that way through if you are passing the area, but don't go out of your way to find it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well its just a short walk between streets but when told the history behind the name its nice to walk thru it.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Similar to the medieval passage ways in Edinburgh, the Butter Slip connects two streets comparable to a canopied alleyway. I was told that it was once used by butter vendors in that crowed space. Seems unrealistic. The arched pass through is an exceptional example of the corridors in the "old days" and actually ran through the bottom of two houses.... More 

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Cork
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I didn't find anything too impressive about this alley, it has a few nice shops but overall its only an alleyway,

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Take a leisurely walk through this alley. Fabulous shops and lots to see and do. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed all the individual shops.

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It's a nice little alley which there are a few leading from high street to a lane that runs parallel to it with some lovely bars and cafes, nice area for a walk around but wouldn't rate it as a point of interest really....

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Kilkenny all by itself is a great city to visit. The Butter Slip was a nice spot to visit on our way to the Kilkenny Castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a historic old alley that connects the two Main Street in old Kilkenny. If you wander around look for this little alley and go up or down it. It's a part of Kilkenny's rich history!

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