The Mourne Wall :: Shared Description

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.
by Rossographer
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J3328 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Corragh by Rossographer
J3028 : The Mourne Wall by Rossographer
J3422 : Mourne Wall near Annalong Wood by Rossographer
J3527 : Flush Bracket, Slieve Donard Triangulation Pillar by Rossographer
J2923 : BWC gatepost near Lough Shannagh by Rossographer
J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2927 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelbeg by Rossographer
J3428 : Sign on The Mourne Wall by Rossographer
J2923 : Stile and gate on the Mourne Wall by Rossographer
J2922 : Approaching Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2922 : Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J3422 : Mourne Wall towards Slieve Binnian by Rossographer
J3229 : The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2923 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2825 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Muck by Rossographer
J2826 : The Mourne Wall, Carn Mountain by Rossographer
J2825 : Ascending Slieve Muck by Rossographer
J2923 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J3422 : The Mourne Wall near Slieve Binnian by Rossographer
J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2923 : Stile and gate on the Mourne Wall by Rossographer
J3527 : Slieve Donard by Rossographer
J2824 : Descending Slieve Muck by Rossographer

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Created: Mon, 25 Oct 2010, Updated: Tue, 26 Oct 2010

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