J3229 : The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh

taken 2 years ago, 4 km from Bryansford, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall on Slievenaglogh, looking south towards Slieve Bearnagh.
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
Sunday, 31 May, 2020   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Boundary, Barrier 
Place (from Tags)
Mourne Wall 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 325 290 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.5774N 5:58.2432W
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Irish: geotagged! J 325 290
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Mourne Wall  Mournes  Mourne  Slievenaglogh 

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