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Interesting for the architecture

This is an interesting and historical place to see and walk through whether by yourself or with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KweqSmanit
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Seattle, Washington
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Cute

This is cute, we found it by accident. There was litter here and there, which we didn't expect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lienloerie777
,
Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good31%
  • Average35%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“high street” (14 reviews)
“short cut” (8 reviews)
“lane way” (4 reviews)
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Butter Slip, Kilkenny, Ireland
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"high street"
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"short cut"
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"lane way"
in 4 reviews
"narrow lane"
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"stone steps"
in 4 reviews
"walking tour"
in 7 reviews
"harry potter"
in 3 reviews
"alleyway"
in 36 reviews
"vendors"
in 8 reviews
"kieran"
in 8 reviews
"shortcut"
in 5 reviews
"slips"
in 2 reviews
"history"
in 26 reviews
"bookshop"
in 3 reviews
"bargains"
in 2 reviews
"killkenny"
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"path"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting and historical place to see and walk through whether by yourself or with friends and I would make it a point to be able to see. Plenty of shopping and restaurants are in the area. It doesn't take long to view...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is cute, we found it by accident. There was litter here and there, which we didn't expect, seeing that Kilkenny is generally one of the cleaner towns in Ireland. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our walk, and the shops in and around Butter Slip.

Thank lienloerie777
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you miss this then you won't be missing anything in particular. It's an alleyway with a few shops. Nothing special at all. Only reason for going down or up this route is as a shortcut

Thank Althom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We happened to stumble upon the Butter Slip while we were walking along the main street in Kilkenny. It's a little, sloping, "secret" passage way/shortcut between streets. The sign posted on the outside warns that the stones can be slippery...hence "Butter Slip". Little shops and...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Pretty much a simple alleyway. We happened upon it while looking for our lunch stop. So if you happen to be near it. Why not.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This pretty lane is truly worth a stroll through with funky restaurants and shops set in original gorgeous stone buildings

Thank Tet1
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I’m not sure why this is a must see? It’s just an alleyway? Slippery if moist, pretty dark and lots of teenagers hanging around

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Lovely Medieval lane way, but to be careful as stairs are obviously uneven and well worn, can imagine it would be slippery when wet.

Thank KathyB1971
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Similar to what us Americans consider an alley, this shortcut between winding streets save you from having to walk several extra blocks to cut across to another section of the city. There are multiple shop and restaurant entrances accessible throughout the Slip. A fun way...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is a narrow medieval corridor between two streets. It used to house stalls of butter vendors on market day and ran underneath two houses. Now has some shops.

1  Thank CaptnGphs
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