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Address: Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland

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A moment back in history

Just stand here and feel the chill, and congratulate the city fathers for not enclosing or 'improving' thus fine historical and impressive little link beteween the high street and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just stand here and feel the chill, and congratulate the city fathers for not enclosing or 'improving' thus fine historical and impressive little link beteween the high street and the lower street. Feel the generations of citizens who passed this way. Not at all hard to find.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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59 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

An old passage way connecting High St with St Kieran's St. Back in the days they were selling butter here hence the name.

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Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a little walkway that would maybe take all of 20 seconds to walk through. However its a preserved medieval walkway shortcutting down 2 paralell streets, I think it was an entry through the town wall. Its worth the walk through just to get a sense of stepping back centuries in time. The entrance to the steakhouse is here... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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313 reviews 313 reviews
125 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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130 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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