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.

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