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Address: Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland

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interesting passage

Visited in June 2015. I really enjoyed exploring this historic passageway. I've been reading about medieval history, and particularly enjoy reading about the 12th century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in June 2015. I really enjoyed exploring this historic passageway. I've been reading about medieval history, and particularly enjoy reading about the 12th century knight, William Marshall, who built Kilkenny castle. This passage appears to be something that would have possibly existed in his day. Worth talking a few minutes to explore.

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Thank ShellPR
Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While in Kilkenny take the few minutes to take this passage between the two main streets. It's interesting to see how they got around the old city.

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Thank Nancy J
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is just a little narrow street between two main streets, but pleasant and quirky. As it was Sunday, the shops were closed.

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Thank Eleanor F
Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wear good walking shoes, take an umbrella and experience the charm and beauty of this interesting city

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Thank Judy G
Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Butter Slip was on my list of things to do in Kilkenny. Of itself it's not breathtaking or hardly qualifies as an attraction but nevertheless it is very special and I was glad that TripAdvisor reviewers brought it to my attention. Basically the Butter Slip is another important link with medieval Kilkenny. Leaving High Street to go down... More 

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Thank Gearoid O O
Tamworth, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

.... It is just a nice cut threw with steps and nice shops. If you see it go done it but don't go out you're way.

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Thank Ray_Travel1986
Tsawwassen, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure advertise this for its history but it does not live up to its ads. Dirty and dark and no history given on site

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Thank Jim B
Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Butterslip is a short section of the old route through the heart of downtown Kilkenny - very narrow and arched with shops and places to eat lining both sides. It is worth a quick walk through if you are here but not a destination in its own right.

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Thank Geof J
Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you are going down the main streets, never forget to look down the sides. This little shopping and restaurant oasis is easy to miss if you blink while walking by on the main streets. Yes, as others say, it transports you back in time.

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Thank Brandon K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little alley is quite beautiful. I just wish it was longer! The stone buildings surrounding the street are medieval feeling and it was a real pleasure to find this little gem. But don't expect to take more then a few minutes to experience this.

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