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Address: Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland

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Take a step back in time.

You can easily imagine that you're back in the Middle Ages when you walk thru the slip and under the arches. And today it's a handy short cut from High Street to St. Kieran St... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
dgryan1
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing little street that will bring you back in time. Stone pavement and stone arched roof. Lovely restaurants, shops etc to browse in. Walking shoes needed

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Thank unhappybunny1111
Ottawa, Canada
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271 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Butter Slip is a narrow, walkway with an arched entry and stone steps. Basically, it is a medieval alley connecting the streets. It has a nice historic atmosphere, but I wish they would make more of it. A two-minute diversion.

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Thank 448andyk
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking around kilkenny and came upon butter slip. We knew nothing of it but it's one of those things that you discover and if you're whimsical, curious, and easily enthralled it'll be a neat thing to experience. It's an alley that transverses into another closed to cars walk way with shops. It was unexpected and a totally cool... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can easily imagine that you're back in the Middle Ages when you walk thru the slip and under the arches. And today it's a handy short cut from High Street to St. Kieran St - just as it was centuries ago.

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Thank dgryan1
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Kilkenny is a medieval city, and this lane, a short-cut between major streets, runs true to its history. It is in great shape, safe (not a driving lane), and a good way to soak up the atmosphere of the area.

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Thank maryfort c
Oswego NY, United States
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This historic street is (mostly) closed to motor vehicle traffic and retains the old-fashioned feel of medieval Kilkenny. There are many shops and eateries along this street.

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Thank Renato M
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

A small ally way which should be included in any walking tour of the Kilkenny Medieval Mile, requires just a small amount of imagination to see what it would have looked like all those years ago

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Thank MeganS123
Winchester, Virginia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Quaint little street. We at at Petronellas in the center and enjoyed window shopping at the other small stores.

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Thank bridgetkb216
Kildare Ireland
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166 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Lovely walkway with some little shops. Brings you right back in time. Very Medieval. and quaint. Good tourist attraction

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Thank Pahef
Shreveport, Louisiana
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

not sure what i expected but this was really just an alley...i understand it is ancient and historic but it still felt like just an alley.

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