J3527 : The summit of Slieve Donard

3 km from Widows Row, Ireland

The summit of Slieve Donard
The summit of Slieve Donard
The summit of Slieve Donard in the mist. The Mourne Wall is on the right with the stone shelter, built 1910, ahead. The shelter is topped by the trig pillar, added c1950 J3527 : Slieve Donard Triangulation Pillar. J3527 : The summit of Slieve Donard is a bit clearer! The Great Cairn J3527 : Slieve Donard Summit Cairn is just to the left of the shelter. The summit of Donard is 850 metres but the top of the trig pillar is at 853 metres.
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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2012
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Saturday, 11 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 13 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Slieve Donard  Mourne Mountains  Mourne Wall 
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Irish: geotagged! J 357 275 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.7555N 5:55.2597W
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Irish: geotagged! J 357 275
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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