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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 place has been logged as visited by 201 members. Recently by: IainT, livelife2thefull, pdtempan, Reeks2011, atlantic73, LorraineG60, torbreck, LorraineG, David-Guenot, rleahy, MichaelG55, gmpr40, bryanjbarry, markmjcampion, stevebullers
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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 place 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)
 
We started in early morning darkness in November .. by mneary34   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
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)
 
paulocon on Butter Mountain, 2009
by paulocon  24 Jul 2009
Others have summed it up perfectly - a handy walk from either Spelga Dam or Ott carpark. A broad peak - not entirely sure where the summit is. Would be an ideal family walk from Ott carpark as there is a visible trail all the way up. From Butter, we made our way around to Spaltha and then to the cairn on th epeak of Spelga before descending back to the Spelga Dam carpark. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/3955/
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