The Mourne Wall :: Shared Description

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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J3527 : Slieve Donard Triangulation Pillar by Rossographer
J2926 : The Mourne Wall near Lough Shannagh by Rossographer
J3228 : The Mourne Wall at the Hare's Gap by Rossographer
J2922 : Stile over the Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J3028 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore by Rossographer
J3422 : Slieve Binnian from Carrick Little by Rossographer
J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2926 : The Mourne Wall, Carn Mountain by Rossographer
J3028 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore by Rossographer
J3428 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Commedagh by Rossographer
J2922 : Ascending Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J3527 : The Mourne Wall on Slieve Donard by Rossographer
J3527 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Donard by Rossographer
J3527 : The summit of Slieve Donard by Michael Earnshaw
J3329 : The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J2923 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J3028 : Sign on The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore by Rossographer
J3028 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelmore by Rossographer
J2923 : Mourne Wall near Slieve Muck by Rossographer
J2927 : The Mourne Wall near Slieve Meelbeg by Rossographer
J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer
J3027 : The Mourne Wall, Slieve Meelbeg by Rossographer
J3323 : The Mourne Wall near Carrick Little by Rossographer
J3527 : The Mourne Wall on Slieve Donard by Rossographer
J2922 : Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh by Rossographer

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Created: Mon, 25 Oct 2010, Updated: Tue, 16 Aug 2022

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