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check out the name butterslip

steep street conecting parts of the street to the high street above name for the market held there... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Limerick, Ireland
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While traveling around Kilkenny and knowing the history of the Butter Slip we had to check it out... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Greenville, Texas
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Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ancient street in the middle of Kilkenny is steep and connects High Street and St. Kiernan's Street. The shops are a bit touristy but the walk is filled with history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelBoomerang
Reviewed February 13, 2019

This is a tiny slip of a street but forms part of the medieval mile in Kilkenny which is just beautiful. if you get to the slip you're i the right part of town!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

steep street conecting parts of the street to the high street above name for the market held there years ago the butter did not meld as the street was shaded and cool this i believe

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

I heard about this passage and walked to it. I did not see one stick of butter, and I didn't see one person slip.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Panman78
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Still slippery they say... A medieval alley from 17th-century once flanked with stalls of butter vendors (no butter nowadays). Today the alley has shops, the "Petronella cafe" (maid of an Irish witch) and leads to a bigger cobblestone road with a supermarket. Nothing special, only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AthanasiaGreece
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Definitely worth a visit, but don't rush through or you will miss it, ponder instead and marvel at the ancient features from 400 years ago and imagine the people who walked through here and the hard times they lived in when a penny in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

While traveling around Kilkenny and knowing the history of the Butter Slip we had to check it out. Do a little research on the place before visiting it helps to take it all in.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank NB7SCRanch
Reviewed September 28, 2018

walking through the main areas of kilkenny there are many arches, thru the butter slip and you get to shops and pubs along the medieval mile.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KayB1630
Reviewed September 25, 2018

This very old street is such a photo opportunity. Reminds me of Edinburgh alleyways and closes. It has some interesting shops too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mariann G
Reviewed September 19, 2018

It's an alley..with steps.Looks like something from bygone days.Ok so... it is a nice alley with steps.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SandraN2584
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