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The Glen River is a short river in County Down, Northern Ireland. The two mile course flows north east from the foot of Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains into Dundrum Bay at Newcastle, descending 1,500 feet (460 m).
Donard Ice House
The ice house, located in the Mourne Mountains along the Glen River route up Slieve Donard, dates from around the 1830's. It was built the third earl of Annesley.Ice would have been collected from the river during the winter months and stored for use during the rest of the year. It is deeper inside than its exterior as the lower section has been covered by earth on the outside with the inside being finished in well dressed stonework. The Ice House was restored in 1996 by The National Trust.
One of the many waterfalls along the Glen River.
The north east section of the forest contains a Heritage Stand of Scots and Corsican pine planted in 1927.
Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea
The plants are well known as the original source of the heart medicine digoxin (also called digitalis or digitalin). Due to the presence of the cardiac glycoside digitoxin, the leaves, flowers and seeds of this plant are all poisonous to humans and some animals and can be fatal if ingested.
The Glen River
It is quite a fast flowing river with many small waterfalls and deep pools. The bedrock is composed of granite in the upper parts, becoming dark shale lower down. It flows through Donard Forest and Donard Park and is crossed by five bridges. The path that runs alongside the river is commonly used by walkers climbing Slieve Donard.