J2922 : Stile near Slievenaglogh

taken 13 years ago, 4 km from Moyad, Northern Ireland

Stile near Slievenaglogh
Stile near Slievenaglogh
The top of a stile over a dry stone wall near Slievenaglogh (see J2922 : Stile and dry stone wall near Slievenaglogh).
Slievenaglogh is to the left of picture - the Mourne Wall is prominent as it rises towards 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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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 March, 2009
Hill countryside   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 294 226 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.1874N 6:1.2277W
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Irish: geotagged! J 293 226
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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