J2923 : Stile over the Mourne Wall near Slievenaglogh

taken 9 years ago, 5 km from Moyad, Northern Ireland

Stile over the Mourne Wall near Slievenaglogh
Stile over the Mourne Wall near Slievenaglogh
Stile over the Mourne Wall between Slievenaglogh and Slieve Muck.
The Mourne Wall on and around Slievenaglogh is a basic dry stone wall construction and not to the same standard as the famous sections seen in areas such as J3228 : The Mourne Wall.
Framed within the top of the stile is the Ben Crom reservoir wall in J3125 - see J3125 : View from Ben Crom for a view taken from the top of the wall towards this position.
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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J2923, 28 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 292 238 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.8203N 6:1.3536W
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Irish: geotagged! J 292 237
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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