The scenery of the Mourne Mountains have also provided the backdrop for a number of productions, most famously in HBO's Game of Thrones. There are many granite cliffs, in the form of outcrops and tors , scattered throughout the range, making the Mournes one of Northern Ireland's major rock-climbing areas since the first recorded ascents in the s.
The rock forms are generally quite rounded, thus often depending on cams for protection, but with good friction. The guidebook lists 26 separate crags, with a total of about routes of all grades. While en route the helicopter crashed into the western side of Shanlieve, killing all three passengers and crew on board. The cause of the accident was determined to be pilot error in heavy fog. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mountain range in Northern Ireland. For the song, see The Mountains of Mourne.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Retrieved 14 October High Point Ireland. National Trust. The origin and history of Irish names of places. Retrieved 6 December The Mourne Mountains. The Free Dictionary. October Each separate valley is considered the territory of a single tribe. Ever straightforward, an Ogre Tyrant defines his kingdom by the distance he can see in all directions.
This might seem like a vague method of declaring borders, but the steep, sheer-sided valleys frame one's vision and offer at least to an Ogre clear-cut demarcation. Best of all, this approach leaves opportunities for ambitious Tyrants to crane their almost non-existent necks and thereby expand their realm.
Mountain passes or rivers that cut through the valleys allow greater vistas and naturally form contentious hotspots between neighbouring tribes. Disputes are settled by fighting - either by battle between tribes or a challenge between Tyrants. With a race as warlike as the Ogres, such disputes are common and bloody, with the weaker tribes driven out or devoured. Thus the Ogre system mirrors that of the beasts of the higher mountains: only the strongest survive.
Ogre camps are found in the sheltered valleys but to get to the majority of the game they must travel further up the slopes. With iron-shod clubs and a determination born deep within their bellies, Ogre hunting parties ascend the mountains daily to secure vast quantities of fresh meat, and not a day goes past without a network of bloody trails staining the snow. Ogres hunt anything and everything and there is not a single species in the Mountains of Mourn that has not been hunted, killed and eaten by them.
Hunting parties must be wary, however, as blinding snow storms can sweep out of nowhere and there are always other carnivores on the prowl, either beasts large enough to confront a large group of Ogres, or stealthy creatures that will pick off any stragglers.
On occasion one of the enormous predators of the upper reaches will venture downwards, daring to enter the Ogre-dominated valleylands and prey upon the tribes. Ogres are well accustomed to fighting such monsters and only the largest and most ferocious of their kind ever survive long enough to return back up the mountain. Amidst the lowlands and boulder-strewn vales are found the only trees that grow in the Mountains of Mourn - tall stands of pines whose gnarled bark forms leering faces and, higher up on the crumbly shale slopes, groves of wind-buffeted conifers, their twisted roots clinging tenaciously to the mountainside.
Ogres value such hardwoods because the Mourn-woods make the sturdiest clubs. And of course, the town is home to the Last Leprechauns of Ireland…. Take your pick of our top 9 favourite things to do in the bustling city of Belfast! Excited your interest? There are airports throughout the Island with international arrivals.
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