Butterhill

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Butterhill
Townland
Butterhill is located in Ireland
Butterhill
Butterhill
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°09′57″N 6°30′20″W / 53.165839°N 6.505494°W / 53.165839; -6.505494Coordinates: 53°09′57″N 6°30′20″W / 53.165839°N 6.505494°W / 53.165839; -6.505494
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Wicklow
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Urban
150
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN976142

Butterhill is a townland in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is located near the town of Blessington.

History[edit]

During the 1930s and 1940s, some residents of Butterhill were displaced when the Poulaphouca Reservoir was created by damming of the River Liffey.[1]

Butterhill is known in antiquarian circles for the distinctive burial mound situated in the centre of the townland, thought to date back to the 5th century.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

This townland is situated on a hill overlooking Blessington Lake, in the west of County Wicklow.

Butterhill is a townland in the postal address system, and is adjacent to the townlands Rathnabo, Carrig, Knockiernan, Blackrock, and Woodend.

The sunset over Butterhill.
Mist lingering over butterhill.
Rainbow over butterhill.

Film[edit]

A number of movies have used the area around Butterhill as a backdrop for their productions:

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