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Butter Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Ime A name in Irish
also Slievenamuck an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh an Ime [PNNI], 'mountain of the butter') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 500m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J27480 27975 This summit has been logged as climbed by 192 members. Recently by: rleahy, MichaelG55, gmpr40, bryanjbarry, markmjcampion, stevebullers, stang, mgtrose, PPruz, mountainmike, rowanofravara, DrMonkfish, Cobhclimber, newpark-cc, jlk
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.047975, Latitude: 54.184827 , Easting: 327480, Northing: 327975 Prominence: 95m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 727407 827969,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BtrMnt, 10 char: BtrMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

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.

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Spelga Skyline .. by hbowman1   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
Beneath Bearnagh and above ground zero, disbelief .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Butter Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Butter Mt above Spelga
mneary34 on Butter Mountain, 2005
by mneary34  27 Oct 2005
We started in early morning darkness in November '04 at the track, grid ref. 269 274 A, which is 50 metres east of Spelga Dam car park. This provided a gentle start to the walk and we continued for 500 metres till the track petered out before taking a direct heading for the summit. This photo taken on another day shows the profile of the mountain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/1308/
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Straight up from the car park below Spelga Dam. .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
Nothing spectacular about Butter, an easy climb f .. by Jaak   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
Others have summed it up perfectly - a handy walk .. by paulocon   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
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