J2922 : Stile over the Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh

taken 13 years ago, 5 km from Moyad, Northern Ireland

Stile over the Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
Stile over the Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
Stile over the Mourne Wall close to the summit of 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.
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 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 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 it largely resembles the traditional 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, 53 images   (more nearby search)
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Saturday, 14 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 March, 2009
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Stile   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 299 229 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.3469N 6:0.7610W
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Irish: geotagged! J 299 229
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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