J3527 : The summit of Slieve Donard

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Widows Row, Northern Ireland

The summit of Slieve Donard
The summit of Slieve Donard
The summit of Slieve Donard in the mist. The Mourne Wall is on the right with the stone shelter, built 1910, ahead. The shelter is topped by the trig pillar, added c1950 J3527 : Slieve Donard Triangulation Pillar. J3527 : The summit of Slieve Donard is a bit clearer! The Great Cairn J3527 : Slieve Donard Summit Cairn is just to the left of the shelter. The summit of Donard is 850 metres but the top of the trig pillar is at 853 metres.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 13 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Mountains  Slieve Donard  Mourne Wall 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 357 275 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.7555N 5:55.2597W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 357 275
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Mourne Wall  Mountain  Summit  Shelter 

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