J3428 : Sign on The Mourne Wall

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Bryansford, Northern Ireland

Sign on The Mourne Wall
Sign on The Mourne Wall
Sign on the lookout post on Slieve Commedagh J3428 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Commedagh. The Mourne Wall was originally built to keep livestock out of the Belfast Water Commissioners catchment area - but it was also intended to keep people out as well. These days ramblers have the right to roam over virtually all of the area unimpeded.
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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Saturday, 27 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
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Mountain walls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 343 285 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.2746N 5:56.6034W
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Irish: geotagged! J 343 285
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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