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Butter MountainMountainSliabh an Ime A name in Irish also Slievenamuck an extra name in English (Ir. Sliabh an Ime [PNNI], 'mountain of the butter')DownCounty, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock
Height:500mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29Grid Reference: J27480 27975This summit has been logged as climbed by 196 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, torbreck, LorraineG, David-Guenot, rleahy, MichaelG55, gmpr40, bryanjbarry, markmjcampion, stevebullers, stang, mgtrose, PPruz, mountainmike, rowanofravara I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The name 'Butter Mountain' is not a reference to EU surpluses. It probably comes from the practice of burying butter to preserve it. It was used by people who tended cattle in the mountains during the summer. [Mícheál Ó Mainnín]
Butter Mountain is the 569th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/