The Mourne Wall stretches over 15 peaks across the steep and rugged terrain of the Mourne Mountains.
A major feat of construction back in the day when built in the early twentieth century with the purpose of enclosing the Silent Valley Reservoir which is serving Belfast, and the aim of keeping roaming cattle and sheep away from the water.
This impressive dry stone wall made of granite rock is 1.5 metres high on average with a thickness of nearly 1 metre and leads all the way up to the highest peak of Northern Ireland – Slieve Donard is towering 853 metres above sea level.
The Devils Glen waterfall this afternoon – a truly breathtaking place in the Wicklow Mountains I didn’t know about until discovering it on Saturday in a magazine pullout of the Irish Times weekend edition.
So off I went today right away. An hours drive from Naas, Devils Glen is easily to reach, parking onsite and two excellent looped walks waiting to be explored. Easy enough terrain, nothing extreme.
Unfortunately it was an overcast day which means the light wasn’t quite as I would have liked it. Surely I’ll be back in autumn when it must be such a colourful place.
I got a 25 second long-exposure at the foot of the waterfall – a beautiful scene that may have been enhanced by some sun rays shining through the trees. It’s an image I quite like nonetheless.
A sunset in the Wicklow Mountains shines the most delightful light on this magnificent landscape. Regardless how often I’ve been here, it never stops to take my breath away. Having this half an hour off my home is a privilege.
10 vertical frames – Nikon D7100 – Tamron 70-200mm G2 – stitched together in LR
Wild encounter with some curious deer in the Wicklow Mountains