highest mountains in Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster.
The highest of these is Slieve Donard at 850 metres (2,790 ft). The
Mournes is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been proposed as the first national park in Northern Ireland. The area is
partly owned by the National
Trust and sees a large number of
visitors every year. The name Mourne (historically spelt Morne) is derived from the name
of a Gaelic clann or sept called the Múghdhorna.