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Address: Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland

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Neat area in Kilkenny

A nice area for shopping, dining and people watching. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner nearby at Petronella

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Brentwood, Tennessee

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A nice area for shopping, dining and people watching. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner nearby at Petronella

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Unless I missed something telling what the historical significance of this alley is, it's just an old alley. Quaint, cobbled, narrow, unremarkable; other than it put me in front of Petronella's Restaurant which was a great dinner.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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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Tamworth, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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