Chimney Rock Mountain 656m mountain, Mourne Mountains Ireland at
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Chimney Rock Mountain Mountain Sliabh an Aoire A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Aoire (?) [PNNI], 'mountain of the shepherd') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 656m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J36408 25721
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Longitude: -5.912485, Latitude: 54.162373 , Easting: 336408, Northing: 325721 Prominence: 131m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 736323 825723,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ChmnRc, 10 char: ChmnyRckMn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Granite was quarried on the northern slopes of this mountain. Mourne granite is typically grey and of high quality. Vast quantities used to be exported for construction. The streets and docks of Liverpool were built of Mourne granite.   Chimney Rock Mountain is the 184th highest place in Ireland.

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Fine views in the NE Mournes .. by group   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
There is something about Spence’s river valley no .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
Ah, Bleck Cra, like many a man you’ve been taken .. by janerobbie   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
There are worse things than Christmas cardigans. .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain)
Climbed 29.3.04 parking at Bloody Bridge (388269& .. by gerrym   (Show all for Chimney Rock Mountain) Picture about mountain Chimney Rock Mountain in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Bleck Cra on Chimney Rock Mountain, 2004
by Bleck Cra  26 Oct 2004
Mountains are like women: wild, dramatic; thin and bitter or wide and warm - but all beautiful. (Yes yes … thin and bitter too…). “Pretty” is best - and the prettiest girl in the class is Chimney Rock Mountain: little, curvaceous, undemanding with some delightful nooks and crannies. Sunday I trailed up the entirely Bloody Bridge track. Cloud low; wind aggressive. Hold seawards of the wall to caress Chimney Rock’s ankle. Weave through raised bog into sandy tracks and a stroll to 3 small tops - the last, bearing the strangely melancholy construction that gives her her name. A glimpse of glen and of sea. Magical.
Drop down and up Rocky Mountain. And here he comes. A drip on his nose, face the colour of chewing gum, his hat skewiff and a 1:50 pinned to his chest. “You OK?”. “What?.” “Where you heading ?” “Chimney Rock,” he pointed, in the opposite direction. “Over there”. “No it isn’t”. He dug a shiny compass from the blackness of his sac and walked round it like a dog eyeing a frog “Very magnetic, these hills” he confided. I could feel a drip coming to my own nose. As the mist thickened, it cleared for him - that he was completely Alain Prost. “I came up the Annalong” - yeeees, in a banana boat. “to do some compass work”- yeeees, I’m waiting. “by Carr’s Face” - noooo, because you’re an idiot not a contortionist. Then I hit on it. “I was going to do the Mournes, Mont Blanc and back again but sure I think I’ll just go home.” He took the bait: “Ach, me too.” “You’ll be taking the wall, down there?“ I pronounced flawlesly, pointing like John Travolta, “to the road.” Exactly my plan,” he grinned, backing into his weightless world. Trackback:
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