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Mourne AONB

Last updated: 18 January 2010


Date of designation: 1986


Area: 57,965 ha


Famed in song and close to the heart of everyone in the Province are the Mourne mountains and their hinterland. It is one of the most picturesque mountain districts in Ireland. The twelve peaks include Slieve Donard, which at 850m is Northern Ireland's highest mountain. Beneath the cluster of fine peaks, cliffs and rock pinnacles, the mountain slopes descend through moorland, woodland, field and farm before meeting the coast. Slieve Croob lies as a northern outlier to the main massif


Further information on the AONB can be obtained from the Mourne Heritage TrustOpens in New window website.  

map of Mourne AONB © Crown copyright and database rights OSNI EMOU206.2