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 southern slope of Slieve Meelmore. Slieve Meelbeg is ahead on the right and the wall can be seen heading up the steep northern side of the mountain; the wall off to the right is an older construction and leads off into the 'Happy Valley' towards Fofanny.
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)
Sunday, 7 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Boundary, Barrier 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mountainside  Mountain 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Mountains  Mourne Wall 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 305 284 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.3115N 6:0.0764W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 305 285
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Meelmore  Slieve Meelmore  Mournes  Kingdom of Mourne  Mountains of Mourne  Mourne Wall  Wall  Drystone Walls  Dry Stone Wall  Drystone Wall 

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