J3527 : Slieve Donard

near to Widows Row, Ireland

Slieve Donard
Slieve Donard
A view of Slieve Donard from north-western edge of Annalong Wood. The south face of Donard, the Mourne Wall is prominent as it rises towards the summit through the snow on the higher ground. The ridge in the foreground is known as the Bog of Donard.
The Mourne Wall
The Mourne Wall is a 22 mile long wall in the Mourne Mountains. It was built between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to enclose their water catchment areas in the Mournes and protect the area from the effects of cattle and sheep on the water course. The wall is predominately constructed from local granite stone using traditional dry stone walling techniques; on average the wall is about 1.5 metres high and 0.8 to 0.9 metres thick. It is not uniform in construction along the entire length - the 'classic' granite wall is only to be found north of Carn mountain and Long Seefin with particularly impressive sections on Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard; elsewhere the wall largely resembles dry stone walls found elsewhere in the Mournes and south County Down. In places, such as Slieve Muck, the wall is not constructed of granite at all.
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2009
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 January, 2009
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Mountain   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 358 277 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.8200N 5:55.2473W
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Irish: geotagged! J 333 242
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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