"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." W.H. Murray
A view of Ben Crom Reservoir during the descent Slieve Meelmore.
Ben Crom is a mass gravity dam, meaning it is made of concrete and designed so that the dam's own weight stabilises it against the force of the water. The middle of the structure consists of mass concrete with granite plumbs weighing up to 5 tonnes. The outer face of the dam was made with precast concrete blocks. The project cost approximately £1 million to build and employed 186 people.
The view from sitting inside the tower at the summit of Slieve Meelmore.
There are three towers built as part of the Mourne Wall which are located on Slieve Donard, Commedagh and Meelmore. These are thought to be shelters to protect the stonemen who built the Mourne Wall who battled against the elements to complete the building of the 22 mile wall that connects the summits of 15 mountains.
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That’s that then. As far I’m concerned winter is done. See ye. Until last year I hadn’t been up the mournes once, shamefully, but thanks to a laminated map and free Sunday’s, since Sep 18 have now banked: .
• 150 miles
• 46,000 ft • 49 peaks • 34 different peaks .
And sort of half know my arse from my elbow now, sort of. It is class by the way if you haven’t done it and there are a lot more peaks than just big D aka #slievedonard . .
Some spot as they say