Mourne Mountains


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Mourne Mountains

(môrn), in Down, Newry, and Mourne dists., SE Northern Ireland. Slieve Donard (2,796 ft/852 m) is the highest peak in Northern Ireland. The district is barren and sparsely populated; there are ruins of sacked castles. Granite and sand and gravel are quarried. Belfast receives its main water supply from the mountains.
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WHILE YOU'RE THERE The spectacular Mourne Mountains beg to be explored.
Binnian Park boasts stunning panoramic views of the coast and the Mourne Mountains and is located just minutes from the lively towns of Kilkeel and Annalong.
The award-winning Slieve Donard - named after Northern Ireland's highest peak atop the Mourne Mountains across the bay - was residence for our third and final night.
In their exposed coastal position, the sties are gradually falling into ruin, but would have offered their porcine occupiers fine views across Dundrum Bay, framed by the bumblebee-striped lighthouse of St John's Point on one side, and by the brooding profile of the distant Mourne Mountains on the other.
The squad competing in the opening Championship race at Slieve Binnian in the Mourne Mountains includes Mathew Roberts, Iain Ridgway, Richard Roberts, Sarah Ridgway and Jackie Lee, all of whom have picked up awards.
Based in the Mourne Mountains, Whitewater ales are non-pasteurised and offer distinctive flavours, particularly with its flagship Clotworthy Dobbin Ale, which was listed in the 'World's 50 Best Beers' in the prestigious International Beer Challenge 2007.
Within hours of burning out a car in Co Down the gang assaulted a man and stole his car in Tullymore Forest Park, in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains outside Newcastle.
The locals are understandably a little put out that the countryside seen in the film is New Zealand, not the Mourne Mountains in Co Down and the rugged coastline of Co Antrim.
The Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer contains 20 times more water than Silent Valley which captures run off from the Mourne Mountains in Co Down.
Children as young as 12 were among those rescued after experiencing difficulties during "wild weather" in the Mourne Mountains at midday yesterday.
Speaking to around 100 tour operators who attended the Tourism Ireland event, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said: "From the awe inspiring landscape of the Mourne Mountains to the rugged coastline of the north coast and Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland has so much to capture the imagination of tourists from the United Arab Emirates and beyond.
Firefighters were called to the Mourne Mountains were aided by RAF and Irish Coastguard helicopters.