Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain

Users Online:
Guests online: 58
Recent Contributions

Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore

Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.

Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge

Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10

Crossderry: Summit looking East.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn

Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...

Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.

Quad bikers in the Mournes

Slieve Foye

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/
COMMENTS for Butter Mountain 1 2 Next page >>
A short but rewarding climb. .. by group   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
craiglynn666 on Butter Mountain, 2004
by craiglynn666  15 Jun 2004
I recently did my bronze duke of ed. we started from meelmore lodge, a little lodge with a beautiful morning view of lukes mountain and hare's gap. we hiked to the northern foot of butter mountain and trekked over it to spelga dam. we continued east along the road and went round ott mountain and over the saddle between meelbeg and loughshannagh. beautiful views of doan and part of ben crom reservoir there. we could also see donard. magnificent. we went round meelbeg and went over another saddle between meelbed and bernagh down to fofanny. we hiked along the ulster way and up the trassy track to the camp half way up.
day two and we went down trassy and into tollymore. through tollymore via the southern paths and up the drinns (i cringe at the word!) and out over the plain between tollymore and donard park. through donard park via greenhill YMCA centre and past donard bridge. continuing on through and down out to maggie's leap. an amazing 2 days. the hardest part being the drinns believe it or not. a piece of advice - don't do the drinns in segments, i.e. taking a break every few minutes, like our group did. do it in one go and get it over and done with. then have a good break at the top, with a spectacular view over to, i think, dromore. nicest view - through the saddle between meelbed and loughshannagh Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/992/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
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)
COMMENTS for Butter Mountain 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Butter Mountain.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here