J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Moyad, Northern Ireland

Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall on Slievenaglogh is a dry stone wall construction and not to the same standard as the famous sections seen in areas such as J3228 : The Mourne Wall.
This is the view down the south-western slope of Slievenaglogh.
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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J2922, 52 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 March, 2009
Category
Dry stone wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 297 227 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.2574N 6:0.8938W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 298 228
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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