J3527 : Slieve Donard

taken 15 years ago, 5 km SSW of Newcastle, Co Down, Northern 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 catchment areas in the Mournes and protect the area from the effects of cattle and sheep on the water course LinkExternal link . The wall is predominately constructed from local granite 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 it largely resembles the traditional 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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Category: Mountain
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Face [5] Other Photos: · Percy Bysshe and Slieve Donard Title Clusters: · Slieve Donard [3] ·
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 January, 2009
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 358 277 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.8200N 5:55.2473W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 333 242
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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