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Man and machine use all their might to carve up the Mourne Mountains.
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Get a close look at the men and machines that transform County Down’s mountains into Belfast’s curb stones and polished gravestones. These Mourne quarries are no longer in use, hikers and climbers have long since taken the place of the stone masons. However remains of worker’s shelters still litter these mountains that inspired ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.
In his essay ‘On Stories’ C. S. Lewis wrote that 'I have seen landscapes, notably in the Mourne Mountains and southwards which under a particular light made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge’. This material by E.T. Green is Courtesy of Waddell Media.