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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 place has been logged as visited by 200 members. Recently by: livelife2thefull, pdtempan, Reeks2011, atlantic73, LorraineG60, torbreck, LorraineG, David-Guenot, rleahy, MichaelG55, gmpr40, bryanjbarry, markmjcampion, stevebullers, stang I have visited this place: 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 570th highest place in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/?PHPSESSID=07fs63c9rui8051dc7ni07ts75