J2926 : The Mourne Wall near Lough Shannagh

taken 8 years ago, 5 km from Kilcoo, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Wall near Lough Shannagh
The Mourne Wall near Lough Shannagh
The Mourne Wall between Slieve Loughshannagh (ahead) and Carn Mountain. The Ott Track meets the wall at this point. Note the figure in black a few hundred metres ahead.
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
Tuesday, 4 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 November, 2014
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Mourne Wall  Mourne Mountains 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 292 269 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.4963N 6:1.3104W
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Irish: geotagged! J 291 268
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Kingdom of Mourne  Mountains of Mourne  Mourne Wall  Mournes 

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