Slieve Donard (Sliabh Dónairt), standing at 850 m (2,790 ft), is the highest point in County Down, and the highest mountain in Northern Ireland. The mountain is situated in the Mourne Mountains, a granite mountain range. This area was proposed as the first national park in Northern Ireland.
The climb to the summit is fairly easy. The most popular way to reach
it starts at Slieve Donard Forest on the north side of the mountain. A small tower, along with ancient prehistoric burial cairns, sits on the summit. One of these even appears to be a Neolithic passage tomb, the highest in both Britain and Ireland.
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|850 m (2,790 ft)
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