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.
A freezing afternoon on Saturday at Taylors Avenue in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Carrick Rangers played Warrenpoint FC in a clash of two teams at the wrong end of the table.
As limited as facilities were at the ground that’s officially called the Belfast Loughshore Hotel Arena, credit has to be given: the Curry Chips, albeit not cheap at GBP 3.50, were quite good actually and the toilets, albeit hidden in a green construction container, offered warm water and a hand dryer!
Handy, if you wanted to get some feeling back into your hands at half-time. Overall a nice, cozy place and worth to bring the camera to as the main stand is quite an old, shabby yet a romantic thing of beauty.
Nikon D7100, Sigma 8-16mm – ISO 500, f/7.1, 1/50s, 8mm