The Mourne Mountains

The only guidebook for the Mourne Mountains written by a County Down local hiker: 30 handpicked routes.

Author: Andrew McCluggage

Publisher: Knife Edge Outdoor

ISBN: 9781912933037


Page: 136

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The only guidebook for the Mourne Mountains written by a County Down local hiker: 30 handpicked routes. The only guidebook for the Mourne Mountains with Real 1:25,000 Maps: this makes navigation easy and saves you money: no need to carry additional maps. Also includes: -Game of Thrones film locations -Numbered waypoints linking maps to text -Quick Reference Route List: enabling you to plan an itinerary to match your ability and schedule. All difficult calculations of time, distance and altitude gain are done for you -Everything the hiker needs to know to plan routes: route descriptions, difficulty, weather, how to get there, and more -Accommodation section -Information on Wildlife, Plants & Geology -History of the Mourne Wall -List of Irish Place Names -Edge to edge colour: the most modern and beautiful Mournes guidebook The Mourne range comprises the highest mountains in Northern Ireland. It is a stunning wilderness which is popular with local walkers but is relatively unknown to those outside of Ireland. The highest mountain in the range is Slieve Donard (849m), Northern Ireland's highest point, which sweeps majestically down into the Irish Sea at the pretty seaside town of Newcastle. This proximity to the sea is a characteristic of the Mournes, often creating a mysterious atmosphere, as frequently the high peaks can be seen rising dramatically out of a blanket of sea mist. The Mournes have everything you would expect from a mountain region on the Emerald Isle: beautifully long ridges, magnificent summits and vibrant heather and gorse covered slopes. However, there is one key thing which sets it apart: uniquely, the whale-backed slopes of the highest peaks are completely encircled by the lovely dry-stone 'Mourne Wall'.

The Mourne and Cooley Mountains

But for all that I found there I might as well be Where the Mountains of Mourne
sweep down to the sea. – William Percy French (1854–1920) The Mourne
Mountains, the jewels of Northern Ireland that 'sweep down to the sea', hug the
County ...

Author: Adrian Hendroff

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 1788410513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

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The Mourne and Cooley Mountains are quite simply a hiker’s paradise. The highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland, the Mournes hug the County Down coastline in a compact region designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cooley Peninsula – a finger of land in County Louth bounded in the north by the spectacular Carlingford Lough – is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. These exhilarating walks will take you to the highest point in Northern Ireland. Trek through the picturesque woodland trails of Castlewellan and Tollymore. Discover the highest passage tomb in Ireland. Walk along an old smuggler’s route, tranquil reservoirs and the sand-dunes of Murlough Nature Reserve. The more ambitious will relish the Mourne Wall challenge, and some summits include optional scrambles to the top of dramatic granite tors or rocky outcrops. Each graded route is illustrated with photographs and specially drawn maps. Snippets on the rich flora, fauna, geology, history, heritage and folklore of each area are included throughout. So, get your walking boots on and discover the impressive landscape that spawned the legend of the Táin Bó Cúailnge and inspired C. S. Lewis’ magical world of Narnia.

The Little Book of Irish Landmarks

Slemish Mountain is open year-round, and on St Patrick's Day (17 March) large
crowds hike to the top of the mountain as a pilgrimage. Mourne Mountains,
County Down The Mourne Mountains are a granite mountain range in County
Down, ...

Author: Cathal Coyle

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750985208

Category: History

Page: 144

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF IRISH LANDMARKS is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about some of Ireland’s most iconic landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Here you will find out about the Giant’s Causeway, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, Newgrange, Cliffs of Moher, GPO Dublin, Tory Island, Skellig Michael, Hill of Tara and much more. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of the Emerald Isle.

Walking in the Mourne Mountains

Guidebook to the beautiful Mourne Mountains. 30 graded walks, covering the key summits plus lower-level routes in Tollymore Forest Park and Murlough Nature Reserve.

Author: Andrew McCluggage


ISBN: 9781852849030


Page: 192

View: 428

Guidebook to the beautiful Mourne Mountains. 30 graded walks, covering the key summits plus lower-level routes in Tollymore Forest Park and Murlough Nature Reserve. Highlights include Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland's highest mountain), Slieve Binnian and a traverse of the iconic Mourne Wall.


The importance of the Mourne Mountains for water supply in Northern Ireland is
thus immense , and it was to the Mournes that the Department of Environment
turned during the 1970 ' s when looking for additional sources , primarily for the ...

Author: Great Britain. Dept. of the Environment for Northern Ireland. Countryside & Wildlife Branch



Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 51

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The Irish Naturalist

Frequent in Mourne Mountains , S. and P. Var . acutifolium , Back . - By the
Shimna above Tollymore Park , and by a stream on Luke's Mountain near same
locality , S. and P. Var . Ionglbracteatum , Hanb . - Garron Point , and Glenariffe ,




Category: Natural history


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DK Eyewitness Back Roads Ireland

Mountains of Mourne Co Down The Mourne Mountains lie in an area of
Outstanding natural beauty. There are many popular walking trails (see far left)
including those up Slieve Donard and its slightly smaller neighbour Slieve
Commedagh, ...

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241353033

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 318

Take to the open road with Back Roads Ireland and discover 25 leisurely drives through the country's beautiful villages and stunning landscapes. Tour the majestic Ring of Kerry, explore the unspoiled coast north of Dublin, or take in the extraordinary Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Packed with insider tips and information, this easy-to-use guide reveals incredible sights, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Inside Back Roads Ireland: - 25 easy-to-follow driving tours, each lasting one to five days - Guided walks take you through Ireland's picturesque villages, national parks, and historic towns - Experts suggest the best off-road activities in each area, from boat tours to whiskey trails - Contains essential travel tips, including our pick of where to stay, eat and shop, plus useful travel, visa and health information - Covers all the Irish rules of the road - Includes postcodes for use with GPS, plus information on road conditions and parking tips - Covers Cork, Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford, County Carlow, County Clare, Limerick, the Wicklow Mountains, County Kildare, Dublin, Boyne Valley, the Lakelands, Galway, Connemara, Mayo, County Slingo, Donegal, Causeway Coast, County Down, Fermanagh Lakelands and more Looking for a comprehensive guide to Ireland? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland.

Back Roads Ireland

Above Portaferry, departure point for the ferry across the“Narrows”to Strangford 8
Newcastle Co Down This seaside resort has a magnificent setting, with the
Mourne Mountains, dominated by Slieve Donard (852 m/ 2,796 ft),the highest ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409323196

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 197

DK Eyewitness Back Roads Ireland driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours. Twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to seven days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities from walks to days on the beach and children's attractions, to wine and cycling trips. Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels and guesthouses and charming restaurants specialising in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. The guide is full-colour throughout, with maps for easy navigation between tours and even postcode information for use with 'Sat Nav'. Discover the unexpected on your driving holiday with DK Eyewitness Back Roads Ireland. Now available in PDF format.

A hand book for travellers in Ireland

The ranges of primary mountains which extend around the shores of Ireland do
not form one continuous and ... If we commence our examination on the north-
east coast, we observe the primary chain of the Mourne mountains, which
extends ...

Author: James Fraser (of Dublin.)





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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

... I. 574 735 438 21 Mountwilliam 59 Mountwilliam 4,11 Mountwilson 8,13
Mountwolseley or Crosslow 15 Mournbeg Mourneabbey 48,49,52,58 Mourne
Mountains East 52 Mourne Mountains Middle 52 , 55 Mourne Mountains West 55
Mourne ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons





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Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

It is unlikely that this small , isolated , ( Dalradian ) and Mourne Mountains (
Silurian metasedimenperalkaline microgranite mass was subjected to intensive
tary ) country rocks are included , as are results for the Ailsa meteoric water - rock




Category: Earth sciences


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Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain

They also suggested that less differentiated acid magma may have existed below
the Mourne Mountains in Tertiary times . Later work ( Meighan and Gamble ,
1972 , 1974 and in preparation ) involving many more samples than the early ...

Author: Geological Survey of Great Britain



Category: Geology


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The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibitors 1826 1900

1879 1880 1881 1882 893 Lady Annesley's Park , Mourne Mountains , Ireland
820 Murlouch Bay , Fairhead 769 At Anndale 807 Rosslyn Chapel , as it was in
1845 1862 1863 MOORE , Joan Augusta Munro 1909Ptr & Sc 64 Redcliffe Sq ...

Author: Royal Scottish Academy


ISBN: 9780904722222

Category: Art

Page: 508

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Apollo in Mourne

SCENE II Late Autumn Twilight - A road in the Mourne Mountains . APOLLO is
leaning against the stone dyke that borders the road . He wears above his robes
a long shabby frieze overcoat , which reaches to his heels . His feet are stuck into
a ...

Author: Richard Rowley


ISBN: 9780856401213

Category: English drama

Page: 137

View: 534

Gazetteer of the British Isles

1312 ft . ; for the most part of the old red Slieve Miskish , mountain range , SW . co
. Cork , besandstone formation . tween Bantry Bay and Kenmare River , alt . 2249
ft . Slieve Bane . - a summit of the Mourne Mountains , slleve More . - a summit ...

Author: John Bartholomew

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black


Category: Great Britain

Page: 912

View: 962

The Parliamentary Debates Official Report

Mr. BEATTIE: I am sorry for transgressing on that part, but the word Mourne
brings back to memory that old song, “Oh, Mary, this London's a wonder: ful sight.
” Here we are travelling round the Mourne mountains which they used to sing
about ...

Author: Northern Ireland. Parliament. House of Commons



Category: Northern Ireland


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Index to Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Series

Author: Patrick McWilliams

Publisher: Inst of Irish Studies

ISBN: 9780853898122

Category: History

Page: 747

View: 865

In 1830 officers of the Royal Engineers began writing the Irish Ordnance Survey Memoirs. The Memoirs were detailed descriptions of the personalities and habits as well as the livelihood, employment, and leisure pursuits of the residents in each and