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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Butter Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Butter Mountain from the east.
 
A short but rewarding climb.
Short Summary created by simon3, Harry Goodman,  5 May 2012
For a short and simple walk up this hill park at Spelga Dam J268 273 A. Walk a short way (E) along the road to a track on the left J269 273 B. Follow this part of the way uphill before striking out NE on a grassy track to gain the high point J2747827981 C. For modest effort there are rewarding views from the top. East and north to the line of the high Mournes from Slieve Muck to Slieve Meelmore. To the SE over Spelga Dam Pidgeon Rock, Slievemoughanmore and Eagle Mt stand out and nearer at hand Slievenamiskin, Cock and Hen Mts. For an alternatively route park at the Blue Quarry (Ott Track) car park on the Slievenaman Road J280 279 D. Take the stone steps up from the back of the car park and once over the wooden stile go up W to the top. Once there, for a looped walk, descend by way of the route up from Spelga Dam. Once down at the road go left up to the road junction where another left turn will soon lead back to the start. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/5217/
 
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)
 
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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