Mourne Wall Shelter Towers
The Mourne Wall is a 22 mile-long wall across the Mourne Mountains built between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to enclose water catchment areas on the Mournes and protect the water course from cattle and sheep. The wall is predominately constructed from local granite using traditional dry stone walling techniques and is broken at 3 points by lookout towers capped with triangulation points, which also serve as shelters, located at the summits of Slieve Donard, Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Meelmore. The towers were the only part of the wall that were constructed using mortar.
Doran Consulting was commissioned to prepare contract documentation and provide site supervision services for the upgrade for all 3 of these historic stone towers along the wall, which traverses this area of outstanding natural beauty.