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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 193 members. Recently by: David-Guenot, rleahy, MichaelG55, gmpr40, bryanjbarry, markmjcampion, stevebullers, stang, mgtrose, PPruz, mountainmike, rowanofravara, DrMonkfish, Cobhclimber, newpark-cc
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 570th 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)
 
I did Butter yesterday while waiting to be picked .. by Alex92   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Butter Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Goat bidding me farewell or else he just wants food off me!
 
wicklore on Butter Mountain, 2008
by wicklore  13 Oct 2008
Butter Mountain should have been a quick up and down from the Blue Quarry/Ott car park. However I was distracted by a pure white goat that clearly wanted to follow me. It was only short of clambering over the stile with me which is on the path leading from the car park. When we said our goodbyes at the stile I hauled myself up to the summit trying to get into the “Healthy Adult will do it in 10 minutes” bracket as posted by CaptainVertigo. My previous long hike in the Mournes had made me unhealthy and it took about 18 minutes from the carpark! Nice views of the Spelga Dam and across to cloud topped Meelbeg and Slieve Loughshannagh. Billy Goat awaited below and I knew I had a healthy snack to share with him so I bade farewell to Butter Mountain and the Mournes until another day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/3387/
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Following the Mourne Way over Butter Mt. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
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