J3422 : The Mourne Wall near Slieve Binnian

taken 3 months ago, 3 km from Glasdrumman, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Wall near Slieve Binnian
The Mourne Wall near Slieve Binnian
The Mourne Wall heading north-east from J3422 : Gates near Slieve Binnian towards Long Seefin. At this point the wall is a substantial dry-stone wall, typical of the area.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Wall  Mourne Mountains 
Primary Subject of Photo
Wall 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 228 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.2065N 5:56.5811W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 344 227
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Wall  Dry Stone Wall  Mourne  Mourne Wall  Mournes  Kingdom of Mourne  Mountains of Mourne 

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