J2923 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh

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

Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall on 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.
This is the view of the wall on the northern descent. From here the wall crosses the Banns Road before ascending on towards Slieve Muck J2824 : Descending Slieve Muck.
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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J2923, 28 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 March, 2009
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Dry stone wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 297 232 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.5226N 6:0.9546W
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Irish: geotagged! J 298 231
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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