J3028 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore

taken 5 years ago, 5 km SSE of Kilcoo, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore
The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore
The Mourne Wall on the summit of Slieve Meelmore. The stone shelter, one of only three on the wall (the others are on Commedagh J3428 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Commedagh and Donard J3527 : The summit of Slieve Donard) has the date of construction - 1921 - on the stone lintel above the entrance. The view is north across County Down towards Lough Neagh which can be seen in the distance.
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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J3028, 56 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Boundary, Barrier 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Mountains  Mourne Wall 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mountain  Mountainside 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 306 287 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.4717N 5:59.9859W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 305 287
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Mourne Wall  Kingdom of Mourne  Mountains of Mourne  Wall  Drystone Walls  Mournes  Dry Stone Wall  Drystone Wall  Slieve Meelmore  Meelmore 

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