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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
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Longitude: -6.048062, Latitude: 54.184927 , Easting: 327480, Northing: 327975 Prominence: 95m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 727401 827980,   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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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Butter Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
zeaphod on Butter Mountain, 2004
by zeaphod  15 Jan 2004
Straight up from the car park below Spelga Dam. Used as steep ground exercise for Walking Group Leader training. Great views up the valley to Spelga, and over Cock and Hen Mtns. Photo shows Slieve Muck in the distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/810/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Nothing spectacular about Butter, an easy climb f .. by Jaak   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
Others have summed it up perfectly - a handy walk .. by paulocon   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
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