23 November 2014

Mourne Mountains

mournes1.jpgThe melody and words 'Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea' of the popular song written by Percy French in 1896, have made the Mournes the best-known mountains in Ireland.

An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mourne Mountains are the most picturesque in Ireland and were the inspiraton for the writer CS Lewis's magical land of Narnia in his popular children's books the Chronicles of Narnia. In this compact range, 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, only a dozen of the sixty or so individual summits rise above 2,000ft, with Slieve Donard, at 2,796ft, the highest peak in Ulster.

Photography by Chris Halpin
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