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Butter Slip

Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Kilkenny
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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belfast
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

this is a nice little corridor to walk through in kilkenny and conjours images of times gone by.. but it is nothing more than a walkway between buildings that still has its old cobbled effect - you wont be taken out of the way to walk through it but its basic... however lots of pubs at cafes at the end... More

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I agree that at night , I would not feel safe walking up or down it, but during the day it is really beautiful and it is milling with people. Its great to be able to get from High Street down to Kieran Street , but it does need cleaning on a daily basis.

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Killarney, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's a lively place but can be a bit dirty going through the arches with last nights vomit. Wouldnt feel safe there late in the evening.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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