Newcastle & the Mountains of Mourne
In case you are interested there are 1700 plus images of the Mountains of Mourne on Flickr. This is surprisingly few for such an eye catching region but is about ten times as many as for the Scottish Borders. I like this one from Matt Fairview as it is somewhat misleading. In our experience Newcastle like Hutton is not a wet place. We have been here 12 days on this visit abd the first rain we have had has been today. Yet people persist in claiming (and the comments on this picture are no exception) that Ireland is rainy. And the caption on the image asks 'Is that rain coming down the hills?. Probably not. Just a Merse like Dreich. Or as they would say here;
it's a wee mist.