J2725 : Batt's Wall, Slieve Muck

taken 11 years ago, 6 km from Kilcoo, Northern Ireland

Batt's Wall, Slieve Muck
Batt's Wall, Slieve Muck
Batt's Wall on the steep descent from Slieve Muck. Spelga Dam can be seen beyond.
Batt's Wall :: J2825

Batt's Wall is a dry stone wall in the western Mourne Mountains. It was built by Narcissus Batt of Purdysburn during the famine years in the mid 19th Century, probably as a work relief project. The wall runs from Tievedockdaragh to Slieve Muck.

Spelga Dam :: J2627

Spelga Dam is a reservoir in the Mourne Mountains. It was constructed 1953-1957 and supplies water to parts of Counties Armagh and Down. Together with nearby Fofanny Reservoir, it can supply 6,500,000 gallons of water per day and discharges 500,000 gallons a day back into the River Bann.

See LinkExternal link for a video on the construction of the dam.

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Saturday, 23 October, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
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Mountain walls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 276 251 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:9.5938N 6:2.8325W
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Irish: geotagged! J 276 251
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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