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Butter Slip

Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #11 of 26 attractions in Kilkenny
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Dallas, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is pretty cool if you've never seen the like before. Kind of an alley between streets for people only.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Every time I visit Kilkenny I have to walk through. I'm walking through history that is still relevant. A moment to dream of past times

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

There are some lovely shops and the place is very well presented and maintained. Nice place to shop!

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Calgary, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went to an information centre to pick up a Historic Walking Tour for $ 7.00 euro’s each. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and gave us a better understanding of the butter slip. He was also very helpful for any of the questions asked about Kilkenny. I would definitely recommend a walking tour as it gives you a better... More

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