J3229 : The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh

taken 12 years ago, 4 km from Bryansford, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall ascending Slievenaglogh. Rather than following the Trassey Track all the way to the Hare's Gap, detour north about halfway along the track and this will bring you to this stile over the wall and a shorter trip to the summit.
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)
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Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
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Mountain walls   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! J 325 290 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.5978N 5:58.1779W
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Irish: geotagged! J 325 290
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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