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Mourne Mountains

MOURNE MOUNTAINS, County Down

 

Carlingford Lough, Co. Down

Carlingford Lough is a glacial fjord or sea inlet that forms part of the border between Northern Ireland to the north and the Republic of Ireland to the south. On its northern shore is County Down and on its southern shore is County Louth. At its extreme interior angle (the northwest corner) it is fed by the Newry River and the Newry Canal.

The Cloghmore Stone, Co. Down

The Cloghmore Stone (from Irish: an Chloch Mhór meaning “the big stone”) is a 30 ton boulder lying 300m above the village on a flat area on the slopes of Slieve Martin.  It is a glacial erratic which was likely carried from Scotland during the last ice age. Local folk tales suggest it was thrown by the giant Fionn mac Cumhaill from the Cooley Mountains on the other side of Carlingford Lough.

Silent Valley Reservoir, Co. Down

The Silent Valley Reservoir was built to gather water from the Mourne Mountains and is the main water supply source for most of County Down and a large part of Belfast.

(source: wikipedia)

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