J2923 : Mourne Wall near Slieve Muck

taken 15 years ago, 4 km NNE of Attical, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Mourne Wall near Slieve Muck
Mourne Wall near Slieve Muck
The Mourne Wall here 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 a section of the wall between Slieve Muck and Slievenaglogh. In the background you should just be able to see the Ben Crom reservoir - see J3125 : View from Ben Crom for a view taken from the top of the reservoir 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 catchment areas in the Mournes and protect the area from the effects of cattle and sheep on the water course LinkExternal link . 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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Saturday, 14 March, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 16 March, 2009
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Dry stone wall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 293 237 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.7712N 6:1.3192W
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Irish: geotagged! J 292 237
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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