J3428 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Commedagh

taken 2 months ago, 3 km from Bryansford, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Wall, Slieve Commedagh
The Mourne Wall, Slieve Commedagh
The Mourne Wall as it ascends towards the summit of Slieve Commedagh. The view is west to Slieve Corragh with Slieve Bearnagh beyond.
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 water 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 stone 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 the wall largely resembles 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
Friday, 3 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Mountains  Mourne Wall 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 342 285 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.2758N 5:56.6769W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 342 284
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Mountains of Mourne  Kingdom of Mourne  Mournes  Wall  Mourne Wall  Mountain View  Slieve Commedagh 

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