Green Landscape, Mourne Mountains in County Down

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Mountains of Mourne, Northern Ireland Mountains of Mourne, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Mountains are the highest and most dramatic mountains in Northern Ireland.

The Mournes sit some 35 miles south of Belfast and visible from parts of the city, most notably those views served as inspiration to CS Lewis for Narnia in his famous tales.

Composed mainly of granite the Mourne Mountains are rugged and peaky, crossed by many paths and surrounded by lush green countryside as seen here.

And of course, the Mournes are the subject of a famous song by Percy French called Mountains of Mourne.

The whole town of London stood there to look on

But for all his great powers, he's wishful like me

To be back where the dark Mourne sweeps down to the sea

Here in the image below, Slieve Donard at the highest point in the Mournes at 853m as the dark Mourne sweeps down to the sea under a sky filled with sunrays that would inspire any writer or musician, or indeed photographer.

Join Panoramic Ireland to photograph in the scenic landscapes of the Mourne Mountains and County Down.

Where the Dark Mourne Sweeps Down to the Sea
Where the Dark Mourne Sweeps Down to the Sea
Last modified on Monday, 01 August 2022 21:44
Darren McLoughlin

International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

Cancer survivor.

Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

https://darrenmcloughlin.com

1 comment

  • Comment Link Brian Lawlor Tuesday, 02 August 2022 00:20 posted by Brian Lawlor

    Absolutely spectacular, Darren, especially the first landscape shot of the Mourne Mountains.

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