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Mournes

Mournes

The Mourne Mountains were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty in 1986 and there is pressure to make this part of Northern Ireland the first National Park in the province. The Mourne Wall, seen here on the right of the photograph, runs for 35 kilometres and took 18 years to build. It stands up to nearly 3 metres high and one metre wide and connects the summits of 15 mountains including the highest mountain in Northern Ireland: Slieve Donard.