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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
Place visited by 202 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, mgtrose, IainT, livelife2thefull, pdtempan, Reeks2011, atlantic73, LorraineG60, torbreck, LorraineG, David-Guenot, rleahy, MichaelG55, gmpr40, bryanjbarry
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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 569th highest place in Ireland.

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Spelga Skyline .. by hbowman1   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Butter Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Butter to the Left
 
Bleck Cra on Butter Mountain, 2006
by Bleck Cra  17 Jul 2006
Beneath Bearnagh and above ground zero, disbelief is suspended beneath something called Butter Mountain. What is it? Well it is as ordinary at get-out and it wins no prizes for …, well anything. Of course, we get nowhere by begging the question of Mother Nature “why?”, but we can of her travellers. WHY bother with Butter, Spelga and indeed Ott? They - or perhaps better described as “it” present no challenge, no trickery and no resolutions. In the midst of their damp pointlessness, a man (or perhaps frighteningly, a woman) has spread an endless fence of luminescent green coated barbed wire, racked to a tension that would have broken Braveheart, to mark out territory. Territory?! Sure if they gave the whole lot to me for free, I wouldn’t take it. But …., on a better day, you can catch the mellow mists on an eastern horizon cast a speakeasy smoke backdrop behind dramatic Bearnagh. On a better day, you can touch ragged fingers with the wild, western tops of Hen, Cock and Pigeon. On a better day, a dark, silent figure may emerge from a bleak horizon and pass you on a better road. Or sure, maybe not. Spelga impresses the life out of me with her South Western flank, reminiscent of my own training grounds in the Scottish lowlands. All new to this game must train on this slope - it will give you the heart of a lion and the lungs of Jane Mansefield (see an earlier contribution). Catch the lot from Spelga Dam or Ott-not. Incidentally, to Simon of the Site, herewith I think we have an Ulster-Scots hill “Craig Doo” - a man will tell me this is Black Crag (dubh) and I will vouch it is Pigeon Crag (doo: dove Scots: pigeon). Any takers ? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/458/comment/2426/
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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)
 
Others have summed it up perfectly - a handy walk .. by paulocon   (Show all for Butter Mountain)
 
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