This is probably Northern Ireland's most popular mountain, but not necessarily the most favourite. The are several more exciting and interesting peaks elsewhere in the Mourne Mountains, but Slieve Donard is the highest in Northern Ireland. This is one of two reasons for its popularity. The other reason is the views from the summit on a clear day - well worth the walk up either the Glen River from the north or the Bloody Bridge River from the east. It is nearly always blowing a gale at the summit, so bring something warm if you're planning to stay up there a while to enjoy the views. Expect to see lots of people.
(Written by: Gribster)