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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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A short but rewarding climb. .. by group   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
I recently did my bronze duke of ed. we started f .. by craiglynn666   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Butter Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Perfect Training Ground
CaptainVertigo on Butter Mountain, 2006
by CaptainVertigo  5 Mar 2006
A healthy adult ought to make it to the summit of Butter Mountain from the Spelga Dam Car Park in about ten minutes! There's a big reward in terms of views for practically no effort. I brought John(7) and Peter(5) there today, and, really, its a super safe training ground for little people. They have mini walking poles which they love because it gives them that authentic "mountaineer" feeling. I can't think how you'd injure yourself on that grassy slope...short of being dropped from a helicopter head first. The photo shows the wee folk ascending Butter mountain. John's the one with the GPS !!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/2219/
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I did Butter yesterday while waiting to be picked .. by Alex92   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
Butter Mountain should have been a quick up and d .. by wicklore   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
Following the Mourne Way over Butter Mt. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
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