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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)
A healthy adult ought to make it to the summit of .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
Alex92 on Butter Mountain, 2007
by Alex92  13 Apr 2007
I did Butter yesterday while waiting to be picked up in the Ott/Blue Quarry car park, after I camped on the shores of Loughshannagh. It's a nice enough wee dander, and as said in previous contributions, it does provide some great views of Spelga dam, Fofanny dam, Bearnagh, Ott, Carn and the other surrounding mountains, without requiring much effort. Best approach is from Ott/Blue Quarry carpark. Ascend up the granite path to the style, and follow the grassy trail to the summit. Gaiters may be needed, as I found out when the whole of my lower right leg sunk into a bog... not nice! Butter is a good introduction if you're looking to use it in a lengthly walk, and it's a good "training ground" for smaller kids as suggested by CaptainVertigo. One word of warning though: Whatever you do, DO NOT ever leave your car over night in the Ott car park. Recently a car was burnt out after being left over night, and I have had my own experiences where a relative of mine had their car broken into. Alternatively arrange for someone to drop you off and pick you up if you are camping, or use the Mourne Rambler bus service. But parking for daytrips should be fine, just take caution. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/2667/
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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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