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Address: Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Medieval alleyway

interesting spot with shops in an authentic medieval alley in Killkenny. Enjoyed stopping for a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Darla M

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Kilkenny over three years ago, and have had the fortune to visit again, always amazes me that this place is on the tourist list of to do's here in this city. Still, it's nice to walk through, pretend your in some medieval place, all you need is a hooded person to walk past you and it's complete!

Thank Theycallitmadness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting spot with shops in an authentic medieval alley in Killkenny. Enjoyed stopping for a visit

Thank Darla M
Kilkenny, Ireland
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quaint passage way linking High Street and Kieran Street it is lined with shops and eateries and there are steps to be climbed .

Thank lifesecrets
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old and a little creepy, but a lovely alleyway dotted with little shops along the sides and a busker sitting on the steps.

Thank Querita B
Drogheda, Ireland
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nothing much to see here but it has a history , so worth a look if even just to pass through. A nice restaurant half way down

Thank 734runnerbrady
Pirkkala, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Based on what I had read about Butter Slip, I would have expected it to offer a little bit more. It is a narrow and (in my opinion) disappointingly short alley that connects two newer streets. The boutiques on the alley kill some of the historic feeling. The Butter Slip is worth walking through because of the arched entry and... More 

Thank eerola
Cork, Ireland
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This isn't really a tourist attraction in is own right. There are a number of interesting shops along this narrow alleyway, but nothing to divert you for a significant length of time

Thank keswalnut
Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Butter Slip is a narrow and dark walkway connecting High St with St Kieran's St. With its arched entry and stone steps it is one of Kilkenny's many narrow medieval corridors. It was built in 1616, so you're walking in the steps of butter vendors over 400 years old!

Thank FloridaJawdoc
Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This alley way is very convenient for getting from upper Killkenny to lower Kilkenny for shopping. There are some very eclectic boutiques to the North. Also for consignment store shoppers, there are three located to the north as well. On a rainy day, be very careful as the bricks can get very slippery.

Thank Yolanda P
Schererville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

History medieval passway but nothing grand or purposeful about it now. But while in Killkenny it's one of many little sites worth seeing if you have the time.

Thank PhilPrzy

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