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Mourne Mountains

Mourne Mountains (môrn) [key], in Down, Newry, and Mourne dists., SE Northern Ireland. Slieve Donard (2,796 ft/852 m) is the highest peak in Northern Ireland. The district is barren and sparsely populated; there are ruins of sacked castles. Granite and sand and gravel are quarried. Belfast receives its main water supply from the mountains.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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