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Address: Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland

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Just a Medieval Walkway

This medieval walkway connects one of the main streets in Kilkenny to a parallel street. You would probably climb the steps in under a minute. Very nice to see it preserved in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
ShaneMcDonald
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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284 reviews 284 reviews
115 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This medieval walkway connects one of the main streets in Kilkenny to a parallel street. You would probably climb the steps in under a minute. Very nice to see it preserved in Kilkenny but it is simply a walkway and there's not much too it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great time in Petronella's down the Butter Slip. Great Grub, lovely place and people to look after us.

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Carlow, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I love this part of the city, everything is so close. People are so warm and friendly. Grab a take out coffee/tea, and just ramble around this historic town, walking through Butter slip, its like walking back in time. Love it!

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Sydney
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107 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

With a town map in hand we did the heritage walk, which is good fun, seeing all the sites. This is a interesting lane to walk down, imagining the butter sellers of a time gone by.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was a quiet day in the medieval city, saw a lane, fell all the way down the steps, would not recommend!

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Maynooth, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The butterslip is a medieval walkway that connects two streets. There are a number of shops and restaurants on it, including a bookshop and a steakhouse. As it is simply a walkway, there is no entrance fee or anything similar. The steps are uneven and it can be slippy, so be careful!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

One has got to respect history and all the Butter Slip represents. But as it is now it is an alleyway and even the Busker on the day failed to bring any cheer.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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